Leading Scrap Plastic Recycling Company & Plastics Traders
Lovewaste are international plastic scrap traders. We are a family run scrap plastic recycling company based in the UK and Ireland, acting as a vital link between suppliers of waste plastics and end processors in Europe and the Far East. We are highly professional in our approach, very knowledgeable about plastic scrap, and have a reputation for being very straight and doing exactly what we promise. We have a strong network of suppliers in the UK, and our network of buyers includes Europe and the vast majority of Far East countries. As a scrap plastic recycling company and plastic traders, we are always looking for new suppliers and buyers, so give us a try, you will not be disappointed. If you are buying or selling then feel free to call or email us for some free and friendly advice, we are here to help.
Specialist Plastics TraderWe are traders of both domestic and international waste plastic, post-industrial plastic scrap, post-commercial plastic scrap, and post-consumer plastic scrap. The waste plastics are recycled via our selected recycling and reprocessing partners globally. As reputable traders, we are fully licenced by the UK Environment Agency and operate an ethical and trustworthy business. We handle a broad range of plastics including LDPE, PET, PP, ABS, Nylon, PS, EPS, PC, specialised engineering plastics, and HDPE plastic recycling.
Recycling of plastics helps to save the EnvironmentWe pride ourselves in meeting the highest environmental standards, ensuring that all exports of plastic scrap meet the latest UK, and international environmental standards and local overseas regulations. Lovewaste is an approved Waste Carrier and Broker, Approved Exporter for WEEE plastics, and are accredited to export packaging waste.
Plastics are used widely as the first choice material for many applications due to its durability, versatility, and cost. It is an ideal material for many applications ranging from engineering applications to food packaging. It is such a convenient material that the uses of it continue to grow and hence, the need to provide appropriate recycling infrastructure and networks is also growing.
Plastics are manufactured primarily from crude oil, a resource which is continually diminishing and at some point will be totally exhausted. We are becoming ever more aware of the fragile nature of our natural resources and are taking some important steps to protect both the environment and the availability of these resources in the future. Plastics recycling is a vital part of the measures that we need to take to protect the future of the planet and to maintain our everyday material needs.
The scrap plastics which are recycled are called “thermo plastics”. This means that they will melt when they are heated and can be reshaped into new plastic items. The PET from waste plastic bottles is used to make polyester fibre for the manufacture of garments such as fleeces. The HDPE from milk bottles is used to manufacture plastic pipes, and with new high technology cleaning processes can be used to make new milk bottles. Virtually all thermoplastics can be recycled (provided the different types are not mixed).