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Plastic / Recycling

Plastics are a focus of news and media; our business finds the positives within plastics and supports a circular process for plastic that is at the end of its life.

Specialised in plastics

Vast experience with plastic

Lee Mosby has specialised in plastics and has vast experience with plastic material’s qualities, properties, and value.

These include:

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE): Used in beverage bottles, food containers, and synthetic fibres like polyester.
  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE): Found in milk jugs, shampoo bottles, detergent containers, and plastic bags.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC): Used in pipes, window frames, vinyl flooring, and packaging materials.
  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE): Found in plastic wraps, squeeze bottles, and flexible packaging.
  • Polypropylene (PP): Used in yoghurt containers, bottle caps, and food packaging.
  • Polystyrene (PS): Found in disposable cups, food containers, and packaging materials (rigid and foam forms).
  • Polycarbonate (PC): Used in eyewear lenses, CDs, DVDs, and some water bottles.
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS): Found in Lego bricks, automotive parts, and electronic housings.
  • Polyethene (PE): An umbrella term that covers both HDPE and LDPE plastics.
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA): Commonly known as acrylic, used in transparent plastic sheets, signs, and displays.
  • Polyurethane (PU): Found in foam cushions, insulation, and some flexible plastics.
  • Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC): Used as a barrier material in some food packaging.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG): Used in medical applications, 3D printing, and clear containers.
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE): Known as Teflon, used in non-stick coatings and lubricants.
  • Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK): Used in high-performance engineering applications.
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Plastic waste generation

Each type of plastic has specific properties that make it suitable for various applications, but their widespread use also contributes to plastic waste generation. Recycling and responsible waste management are essential to mitigate the environmental impact of plastics.

And at #teamtitan, we prioritise the value and circular economic potential of all plastics; we enable reuse and recyclability to keep the material within new products and innovation.

Conserve natural resources

Recycling is crucial in waste management and helps conserve natural resources, reduce energy consumption, and minimise environmental impact. Here is a brief list of everyday waste items that can be recycled:

  • Paper and Cardboard: Includes newspapers, magazines, office paper, cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, and other paper-based materials.
  • Plastic Bottles and Containers: Water bottles, soda bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, and food containers labelled with recycling symbols.
  • Glass Containers: Glass bottles and jars are used for food, beverages, and other products.
  • Aluminum and Steel Cans: Beverage, food, and aerosol can all be recycled.
  • Electronics: Computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices can be recycled to recover valuable materials.
  • Batteries: Both single-use and rechargeable batteries can be recycled to prevent harmful chemicals from leaching into the environment.
  • Plastic Bags and Film: Clean and dry plastic shopping bags, bread bags, and plastic wrap can be recycled at designated drop-off locations.
  • Tires: Used tires can be recycled into various products, such as rubber mulch, asphalt, and playground surfaces.
  • Textiles: Clothing, shoes, and household textiles like bedsheets and towels can be recycled or repurposed.
  • Metals: Scrap metal from various sources, including construction sites and household appliances, can be recycled to conserve resources.
  • It’s important to note that the recyclability of certain materials can vary based on their composition and quality of the material.