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This week we wanted to show you what we do with what is considered plastic ‘waste’ from our internal manufacturing but is in fact a perfectly good resource for us to use in house!
We take any not quite perfect HDPE (#2) bottles, pop them through our grinding machine, add a little yellow colorant and the reground material into our machines and outcomes a whole new recycled product for the construction industry 😍
If we didn’t have this system here at Waipak, our reject bottles would have to go through the local recycling system with our fingers crossed the whole time that they wouldn’t get contaminated and could be successfully recycled into something somewhere. We would also need to purchase virgin material for the production of the safety caps.
With our zero waste HDPE system, we’re ensuring all our material is successfully used and has no need to enter waste and recycling streams.