A-One Plastics: Waste Collection

 
Plastics are increasingly more prevailant in today's society with recycling of plastics becoming a more integral and important part of overall waste management and makes up to 30% of the waste stream if calculated by volume. There is a wide range of uses for this synthetic polymer. Opinions as to its benefits versus its impact on the environment are widely debated.

The East African community has in recent years identified the problems associated with the disposal of polythene and plastic waste. A-One plastics Ltd with its NEMA endorsed and approved production facilities will play a vital role in ensuring that the environment is looked after.

There are over 50 different groups of plastics, with hundreds of different varieties. All types of plastic are recyclable and are classified in categories called "resins.". These include Polyethylene terephthalate ( PET ), High-density polyethylene (HDPE ), Polyvinyl chloride ( PVC) , Low density polyethylene ( LDPE ) , Polypropylene ( P P ) , Polystyrene and many others.

A-one plastics ltd is particularly interested in , Low density polyethylene ( LDPE ), High-density polyethylene (HDPE). and Polypropylene ( P P )
Resin Code 4

LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene
(unpigmented films have high clarity, moderate stretch & strength characteristics)

  • Bags (e.g., thicker newspaper bags, bread bags)
  • Bubble wrap (may also contain nylon)
  • (unpigmented films have moderate clarity, slightly tacky feel to the touch, stretchy)
  • Stretch wrap
  • Bags (e.g. clear Consumer paper packaging (i.e. toilet paper, paper towel)
  • Dry cleaning film
  • Agricultural films (silage bags, greenhouse films, wraps for hay bales)
  • Consumer paper packaging (i.e. toilet paper, paper towel)
Resin Code 2 HDPE - High Density Polyethylene
(unpigmented films have some opacity, crinkle to the touch, low stretch, can tear easily, high strength)
  • Most grocery bags
  • T-shirt bags
  • Bags with sealed air for packaging (e.g., air cushion)

PP - Polypropylene

  • Sugar packing
  • Wall coverings and vehicle upholstery
  • Microwaveable meal trays , margarine tubs
A-one plastics ltd continuously develops partnerships with Industries, Super markets, Businesses and corporates, Farms and greenhouses. The vehicles used to transport the polythene waste that is to be recycled are required to be licensed by National Enviroment Management Authority. The company uses the highest possible social, environmental and managerial standards to remain the ‘best’ polythene recycler in the region. Corporate social responsibility forms a key part of the company’s strategy where female employment is highly encouraged and currently makes up 50 % of the workforce.

It is preferable for agriculture greenhouse Film to be rolled into manageable bundles for ease of loading and unloading and the tie should be made of greenhouse or nursery film. In addition the Material MUST be free from all debris including wood nails, and any other material foreign to said film.

 
 
 

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