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Closed Loop Recycling

Closed Loop Recycling

Polythene is a valuable and finite resource.

At Duo we invested in closed loop recycling because believe the optimum use for most polythene after its first use, is to be recycled and preferably into a product that can be recycled again.

The process of recycling plastics is a sustainable and future proof plan for an on-going solution. At Duo we offer a closed loop recycling system which is the leading recycling technology available.

The closed-loop recycling system returns waste polythene back into its raw pellet form.

The recycled pellets are then fed directly back into the extrusion process to increases the percentage of recycled material in the product.

At Duo we have proudly manufactured 95% recycled content retail carrier bags and 25% recycled content mailing bags without affecting the performance of the product.

Each year over 2500 tonnes or 500 pallets of polythene scrap material is recycled in the closed loop recycling system - that's 2500 less tonnes of polythene going to landfill sites.

Recycling polythene in this way is a real step on the road to sustainability. Closed loop recycling offers major environmental benefits including:

  • Less waste going to landfill
  • Less oil used for plastic production
  • Reduced dependence on natural polythene
  • Reduction of energy consumed by two-thirds 
  • 1.8 tonnes of oil are saved for every tonne of recycled polythene produced

Find out more about recycling packaging and other eco-friendly processes at Duo.

Did you know?

Thanks to our on-going investment in closed-loop recycling, we're able to reduce our dependency on natural materials.

Discover the DUO difference for yourself,
call us on 0161 203 5767 or email enquiries@duo-uk.co.uk

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