A Potential Win for the UK’s Marine Life!

At Wiles Greenworld, a leading London Green Office Supplies Company, we already offer a free recycling service, whereby we recycle 15 different types of our customer’s office waste. This is because sustainability and corporate responsibility principles are embedded into our core business strategy. We have recently come across a piece of green office news that we are excited to share with you.

Recycling specialists PlasRecycle have recently opened a facility in Woolwich which uses a high tech proprietary process to recycle up to 20,000 tonnes per annum of used shopping bags and plastic films – equivalent to one third of all of the 8 billion so-called “single-use” carrier bags handed out by supermarkets every year in the UK!

According to the firm, the plant produces a plastic granulate that can be used for making new bags, replacing virgin materials. For every tonne of plastic packaging that is reprocessed and recycled, there is a corresponding saving of 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, thus reducing the UK’s carbon footprint.

This is great news for all the marine life which ingests the non-biodegradable plastic bag, mistaking it for food, and we hope that this facility and service will continue to be utilized long into the future.

To find out more about how you can make your business more environmentally friendly why not call our customer service team on 0208 758 7700 or email us on sales@wilesgreenworld.co.uk.

Green Office Tip: Let your Green Office Suppliers help you with a Waste Reduction Policy.

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