What are Biodegradable & Recycled Plastics?

At Trademark Polythene we offer products that are 100% made from recycled materials, as well as those with biodegradable and compostable materials.

Biodegradable plastics are made from traditional petrochemicals, which are engineered to break down quickly. They usually contain additives that cause them to decay more rapidly in the presence of light, oxygen and moisture. This type of material is most commonly used in plastic bags, compost bags and food packaging.

Nearly all types of plastics can be recycled and the type of product that is made from the recycled materials depends on the type of plastic resin. According to the BPF (British Plastics Federation) the UK uses over 5 million tonnes of plastic each year, of which an estimated 24% is currently being recovered or recycled.

Products that can be made out of recycled materials include; pellets, water bottles, anti freeze containers, bin bags, pipes and pails. Recycling plastics requires far less energy than from creating them from new, as around under 10% of the worlds fossil fuels are used in the production of plastic products and materials.

For further information about the types of Biodegradable and recycled plastics we offer, contact us at enquiries@trademarkpolythene.co.uk or call 01933 460 505.