Fresh Start are one of the UK’s leading independent recyclers of plastic, with collections throughout Greater Manchester being sent to our Materials Recovery Facility in Swinton.

There, the collected raw plastic materials are segregated, and can ultimately be transformed into a staggering range of products, including insulation for sleeping bags, outdoor furniture and even clothing.

Of the 1.1 million bins we empty each year, around 218,000 of them are dedicated to recycling of plastic. We collect practically all kinds of plastic waste, from shrink wrap to strapping, bins to buckets, and the ubiquitous shopping bags and bottles.

We will observe your current working practices, provide you with the most suitable tools for the job – from plastic-specific bins, to compacters and balers for heavier recyclers – and train your staff on segregating your recycling waste into the appropriate containers. The more efficient this is, the fewer collections you’ll need, so the more money you’ll save.

Plastics have become one of the major causes for concern at landfill sites across the globe. It can take a plastic bottle around 450 years to bio-degrade, while simple shopping bags can take as long as 1,000 years before they decompose.

This is because waste which ends up in landfill can go years without getting any air, water or sunlight, and plastics essentially mummify rather than rot away.

Of course, millions of tonnes of plastic ends up in the sea, causing havoc for marine life which can mistake it for food, and washing up in great masses along the shorelines of previously pristine islands.

Here at Fresh Start, we are determined to do our bit to help not just the planet’s ecosystem, but Manchester’s too.

Only around 30% of the UK’s plastic waste is currently recycled, with the rest either being incinerated or buried in landfill, and we want to right the misconception that plastic is impossible to recycle.

Recycling technology has moved rapidly forward in recent years, and as we’ve invested heavily in our infrastructure and green credentials, we’re sure that we’ll be able to assist your business in hitting its recycling obligations.

We also collect everything from general commercial waste to industrial refuse, so no matter your needs, we’ll be able to tailor a bespoke plan to your needs.

For an outstanding plastic collection and recycling service in Manchester, contact Fresh Start today!

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