LDPE

LDPE Recycling


Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is typically used in film applications (cling films and shrink wrap) due to it's robustness, flexibility and transparency. LDPE is also commonly used in processes where heat sealing is necessary due to it's low melting point.

LDPE scrap is extensively used due to it's acceptance to be processed and relatively low cost. The processing of LDPE scrap is comparatively easy by film blowing, injection moulding, blow moulding, rotational moulding and extrusion processes. Further modifications can be made to the plastic such as adding various compounds and additives. Such compounds include stabilisers, anti-slip, ant-static, flame retardants and antibacterial agents.

LDPE Scrap

Like other types of plastic, LDPE can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills, and that is why we're experts in LDPE recycling. In the current day and age it is vitally important to recycle plastic waste wherever we can. LDPE scrap can be used to produce a variety of items from bin liners to floor tiles, furniture to outdoor lumber, when it is recycled using LDPE recycling methods.

Recycle Plastic Waste

The vast majority of families throw away around 40kg of plastic per year which could otherwise be recycled. It is therefore important to recycle plastic waste wherever we can, mainly because the use of plastic in Western Europe is growing by about 4% per year. In the UK 250,000 tonnes of plastic is used each year, that equates to approximately 15 million bottles per day. Just 25 two litre drink bottles can be used to produce one adult-sized fleece jacket

Recycle Plastic Waste – Get in Touch

If you would like more information on how to recycle plastic waste, or if you would like further details on LDPE scrap and LDPE recycling, contact us today by emailing sales@lovewaste.com or alternatively you can contact our UK Headquarters on 0151 426 8249.