PET bottles recycled so far in 2019
Tonnes of plastic recycled so far in 2019
Grams of co2 emissions reduced so far in 2019
Experts in high quality PET bottle recycling
Tackling some of the modern world’s biggest challenges through high quality PET plastic bottle recycling. At Pro Environmental, we are on a mission. To provide the highest grade recycled PET product to the class A food and beverage sector. Better still, our circular economy ethos ensures that our product is sold back into the UK markets – further increasing sustainability and defining our purpose.
Keeping a Circular Economy
The PET bottle will be sent to a recycling depot from local waste and separated from other recycled materials.
Purchase and Recycle
Pro-Environmental Ltd purchase thousands of tonnes of recycled PET bottles each year and then put them through our system.
Transport to Pro-Environmental
The recycled materials are transported from our fully vetted UK suppliers to our site in Rochester, Kent ready to be processed.
Collection and Sort
The PET plastic bottles are put through a rigorous seperation process that includes removing contaminents such as aluminum.
Shred and Wash
We shred the PET bottles into flakes before cleaning the PET flakes through a rigorous three stage cleaning process.
Melt and Mould
The PET flakes go to a UK based supplier to the food and beverage market, where they are melted into sheets and then moulded for their next commercial use.
The new fresh commercial bottles are finally rebranded and filled with their new product ready for human use in the UK once again.
The product is consumed by a user, who, once finished with will place the product responsibly into a recycling bin.
Recycling plastic takes 88% less energy than making plastic from raw materials.
Only 45% of plastic bottles in the UK are recycled.
PET and HDPE are two of the most easily recycled plastics, followed by PVC and low-density polyethylene.
Recycling creates 6 times more jobs than landfilling and 36 times more than incinerating.
2012 saw over 400,000 tonnes more plastic collected and recycled than in 2002.
An estimated 13 billion plastic bottles are disposed of each year.
The more compounds used to make a particular type of plastic, the more challenging they are to recycle.
A recycled product can be back on the shelves again within a single month.
1 tonne = 25,000 plastic bottles.
25 recycled PET bottles can be used to make an adult’s fleece jacket.
A pair of jeans includes an average of 8 recycled plastic bottles.
We are proud to be ISO accredited
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