Leafield Environmental, a leading UK manufacturer and designer of recycling and litter bins have launched a new soft plastics recycling bin range to collect soft plastics packaging in high footfall areas such as supermarkets, shopping centres, service stations and office food areas.
Leafield’s new soft plastics recycling bin range includes some of their best-selling bins including the Envirobank 240-litre, Maxi 140-litre and Meridian 110-litre bins. The bins feature a black base unit made from 100% recycled plastic*, red lid aperture, soft plastics poster, and labels**. Bespoke colours and personalisation of labels are available upon request.
WRAP confirmed this year that while plastic bags and wrapping makes up around a fifth of consumer plastic packaging, only 6% of it is recycled. In response to this, The UK Plastics Pact members, representing the vast majority of plastic packaging sold by supermarkets, have committed for all of it to be recyclable by 2025***.
Philip Maddox, Managing Director at Leafield Environmental said: “This year, we have had the opportunity to work in partnership with a leading supermarket chain, that have used our Envirobank recycling bin to trial their new in-store soft plastics recycling scheme. Following the successful trial and increased demand from consumers to recycle more soft plastics, more schemes are being rolled out throughout the UK.”
Philip Maddox continues: “These new recycling schemes are a critical step forward to increasing the recycling rate of plastic bags and wrapping, as only 20% of local authorities are collecting plastic bags and wrapping as part of their kerbside recycling service***. Due to the increased demand in soft plastics recycling, we are pleased to launch a new range of bins in different sizes for retail and commercial office environments.”
* Subject to availability ** Labels and posters for illustrative purposes only ***Source: WRAP
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