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Segregate plastic - improve your rebate!

Segregating your plastic could drastically improve your rebate. 

Accurately and efficiently segregating your plastics could save you money, as the cost of the Knapzak segregation system would more than pay for itself due to the drastically higher rebate rate. 

Segregate plastic

Most of the plastic film used and recycled in the UK is exported for processing, usually to China.

Hand sorting and processing is carried out overseas and some contaminated material will still be recycled. Material is usually expected to be baled in various grades, light or heavy and in various grades of contamination, from little through to heavily contaminated.

The table below shows the difference in price for exported plastic film with a 95:5 per cent contamination compared with a 98:2 per cent contamination ratio.

Tonne per month

Export price 95:5

Export price 98:2

1

£27.50

£175.00

3

£82.50

£525.00

5

£137.50

£875.00


*all figures are approx. based on median price of exported plastic film as of October 2017

Just a 3% reduction in contamination could result in generating £737.50 more per month, for 5 tonnes of plastic film for export. That could mean an increase of £8,850.00 per year!

The table below shows how sharply the rebate rates have been falling in recent months, it is now even more important than ever to segregate in order to achieve the maximum value for your waste. 

2017 £ per tonne

July

August

September

October

UK PE Printed

200 – 230

180 – 210

170 – 200

170 – 190

UK PP Printed

40 – 65

30 – 55

20 – 45

20 – 45

UK Clear – Natural

310 – 340

290 – 320

280 – 310

270 – 300

Export 80:20

0 – 20

0

-40 – 0

-50 –  -10

Export 90:10

50 – 70

20 – 60

0 – 30

0 – 20

Export 95:5

80 – 100

60 – 80

20 – 50

15 – 40

Export 98:2

210 – 240

190 – 220

180 – 200

165 – 185

The Knapzak System

The Knapzak system is simple and efficient way to segregate your waste at source. This improves staff efficiency by ensuring the waste only needs to be handled once.

The system consists of perforated, transparent bags (Knapzaks) and Knapholders.Segregate plastic

The perforation of the bags makes them ideal for baling as they compress down further allowing more plastic to be baled at one time. This in turn will reduce the cost of the waste collection but also maximise the recycling revenue that you receive.

We have installation solutions available for locations as varied as lorries, distribution warehouses and shop floors.

To find out if the system could benefit your business and increase your rebates, contact us here.

Source:

https://www.letsrecycle.com/prices/plastics/plastic-film/plastic-film-2017/

 

 

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