Getting Ahead Of The Curve

Getting ahead of the curve

Getting Ahead Of The Curve

It was announced by the UK government in 2018 that all drinks containers in England, whether plastic, glass or metal, will be covered by a deposit return scheme (DRS) as an incentive for recycling.

Recycling and recovery rates in the UK are steadily growing, with industry estimates suggesting collection rates of 74% for plastic drinks bottles and 72% for aluminium drinks cans. 

As part of the DRS, Consumers are expected to return their bottles for a small monetary value or perk. oOnce returned, retailers are responsible for the recycling of the containers.

While the new DRS is still subject to consultation, many companies are getting ahead of the curve, with one UK retailer recycling over 310,000 bottles in just approximately eight months. 

Greenbank has a baler specially designed for such materials and their potential fluids. The baler comes sealed as standard and with a specialised drainage system. In addition, the machine can be galvanised to prevent corrosion.

You can find out more about the balers we offer, including vertical balerssemi-automatic balers and fully automatic balers

Adrian Saltmarsh, Greenbank’s Technical Sales Consultant, is on hand to answer any queries you may have.


T: 01642 249924

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