Most plastics are non-biodegradable and will persist indefinitely in landfill. They are derived from petroleum, an important non-renewable resource. By recycling plastic products the demand for oil is reduced. Many types of plastics are accepted by commercial recyclers by contract or as part of co-mingled recycling, where they are collected, shredded and extruded for use in new plastic products. Some local councils also provide this service for local businesses.
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Bulka bags can be effectively reused, reconditioned or recycled which reduces plastic production and petroleum demand as well as diverting waste from landfill.
CDs and DVDs are non-biodegradable and contain toxic chemicals and metals that can contaminate the environment if landfilled. Instead, CDs and DVDs can be repaired or recycled to recover resources.
Over 4 million tonnes of packaging are used in Australia every year. By recycling packaging and containers this helps prevents environmental contamination, it diverts waste from landfill and can reduce the energy output compared to production from raw materials.
Plastics are made from non-renewable resources such as oil, gas and coal. By recycling plastic this conserves these natural resources, diverts non-biodegradable waste from landfill and enables the production of new plastic products.
Once plastic wrap is cleaned and uncontaminated it can be recycled effectively into new plastic products, saving a useful resource and diverting waste from landfill.
Plastics are made from non-renewable resources such as oil, gas and coal. By recycling plastics scraps this conserves these natural resources, diverts non-biodegradable waste from landfill and enables the production of new plastic products.
All plastics are derived from petroleum. By recycling plastic strapping this reduces the demand on this important resource and diverts it from landfill where it can persist indefinitely. Close the loop buy purchasing recycled strapping made from PET.
Polystyrene foam is completely recyclable and can be used to produce a number of plastic products. This diverts waste from landfill and reduces the demand for petroleum from which polystyrene is derived.
Video and audio tapes are non-biodegradable and can persist in landfill indefinitely adding to the growing e-waste problem. Instead they can be repaired or recycled.