Why is Sustainability Important?
In order for a product or material to be truly described as sustainable it must be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Plastics have a very good environmental profile. Only 4% of the world’s oil production is used for plastics and much less energy is used to produce it compared to other materials. Plastics are durable yet lightweight and thus save weight in cars, aircraft, packaging and pipework.
When plastics have completed their use phase, whether as a car bumper or a bottle, they can either be recycled or if this is not economic or environmentally beneficial the calorific value of the plastic can be recovered through energy from waste incineration to provide a source of home-grown power.
How We Recycle
During the thermoforming process, there is waste generated due to the use of sheet stock that is slightly larger than overall dimensions of the finished part. This extra material is collected after the part is trimmed to the final shape and sent to one of various recyclers that we work with to utilize this material in future parts. The material is separated by material type and picked up by the reputable companies we work with to make sure the pellets are put back in the product that we purchase in the future.