Being one of the slowest materials to naturally decompose, plastic is one of the worst waste materials to end up in a landfill site. As a result, our mission at Aasvogel is clear – to achieve the highest rates of plastic recycling possible.
Responsible Plastic Recycling
All plastic that enters our recycling facility will be diverted away from landfill and reused as a cost-effective fuel.
After collecting any plastic waste, we first subject it to a rigorous sorting process to completely separate all plastic groups from one another. This is a key step in preparing any waste material for recycling.
Once we have sorted the plastics from the other waste materials, the plastics are then baled by type, stored and then bulk sent to our partner plastic recycler. This sending by bulk further reduces our environmental impact as a company by reducing the emission of fossil fuels by condensing many trips down to just one.
These plastics are then recycled into a whole host of reusable products. For instance, much of the plastic waste we receive will go on to become bottles, garden furniture, fleece and recycling bins. In addition to these end products, some plastics are shredded into flakes which are then be melted down to make plastic sheets which are then remoulded and reused.
Plastic recycling not only benefits the environment but it also boasts economic benefits. For instance, plastic recycling shockingly uses up to 75% less energy than creating new plastics from scratch.
Plastic Recycling for the Future
At Aasvogel we are forever reviewing our plastic recycling processes to guarantee our methods are as efficient and as sustainable as possible. Resultantly, we are continually investing in infrastructure and vehicles to reach our goal of diverting all waste materials away from landfill and achieving 100% recycling rates.