RPC bpi protec has set up a closed-loop recycling scheme to help its customers reduce waste and improve polythene bag and film recycling.
Under the protec Reprocess Scheme, unused wicketted polythene (PE) bags and films are returned and sent to its sister recycling division which manufactures Plaswood products such as tables and benches from the recovered materials.
The protec Reprocess Scheme uses a reverse logistics model whereby all collections of polythene bags and films are made by lorries on their return journey. This saves on fuel costs and reduces the CO2 impact.
RPC bpi protec recycles over 85,000 tonnes of PE film each year. Commenting on the new polythene bag and film recycling scheme, Sue Mohan, RPC bpi protec’s sales director, said:
‘We have already partnered with a number of important customers on this initiative, helping to support their CSR and sustainability programmes by taking their unused packaging and turning it into Plaswood.
‘The protec Reprocess Scheme is a real differentiator for us, both minimising waste and maximising efficiencies within our supply chain. Our aim is to widen this service and bring the sustainability benefits it offers to our other customers in the very near future.’