Roger Wright, Waste Strategy & Packaging Manager said:
“We recognise the public concern around our dependence on plastics and how plastic waste is dealt with. There is absolutely an issue with plastics when they are not designed for reuse or recyclability, and they are not managed with a sustainable waste strategy.
Biffa are pioneers in closed loop plastic recycling, specialising in transforming waste plastic into high-quality materials that are safe for food products. Using recycled plastic when making new products means that less virgin material is used which can have a greater carbon footprint compared with UK recycled plastic.
We need to ensure plastic products are designed appropriately and managed sustainably, so they can be reused or recycled. So, this partnership with Innovate Recycle is great news, as carpet is traditionally extremely difficult to recycle, with very few options for sustainability focused businesses. Biffa’s scale and depth of expertise has the potential to compliment this innovative solution to make a big difference.”
Biffa is a key enabler of the UK circular economy and supports businesses of all sizes to reduce waste and recycle more.