HDPE Coloured

HDPE coloured plastics are processed in the UK to make a range of products such as new bottles, bag for life shopping bags and furniture. 

  • Bales are put into an articulated lorry at the MRF in Smugglers Way and taken to the facility.
  • Material is shredded and put on conveyors and any contaminants removed before being but through a sink tank (to separate out any unwanted plastic types, e.g. bottle tops). These plastics are then sold locally in the UK and Europe to be recycled.
  • The HDPE flakes are washed, dried, melted and pelletised before being mixed with virgin material and made into various products, including piping, detergent bottles and bag for life shopping bags.