It’s no surprise that plastic waste has become a large topic of conversion in the consumer world. And as consumers we must do as much as we can to reduce the amount of plastic waste we produce. One form of plastic waste we produce en masse is bubble board. But what is it and how can it be recycled?
What is Plastic Board?
Plastic board is a reinforced plastic creating a lightweight and durable material that is ideal for use as a backboard for signs, whiteboards, and more.
How can plastic sheets be recycled?
While this is a versatile material, it can also contribute to the growing problem of waste and pollution. Luckily, there are various ways plastic boards can be recycled in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Here are some ways that plastic board can be recycled:
Check with your local recycling program:
Many towns and city councils have recycling programs that accept plastic boards, so it is worth checking with your local recycling centre to see if they accept this material.
Separate the layers:
Reinforced plastic boards consist of multiple layers held together to create a durable material. Separating the layers can make it easier to recycle each material separately. Checking what type of plastic your material is will help you to determine how to recycle it. Use our handy guide to recognise which symbols you’ll find on your plastic waste.
Repurpose your plastic waste
If you have plastic boards that are still in good condition, don’t let your first thought be to throw them out! Instead consider repurposing them. For example, you could use it as a backing for artwork or create custom storage boxes.
Upcycle your plastic waste
Plastic boards can also be upcycled into new products. Some great ways to use these recycled boards could be to create new signage and displays. Promoting the practice of recycling or upcycling in your business will encourage others to participate too.
Overall, this will help your business in the long run save money as well as a number of other benefits. To find out more about how recycling can benefit your business, read our article here.
Send your plastic waste to specialised recyclers
To summarise, reinforced plastic is a flexible material that can be sustainably recycled in various ways. Proper recycling of this material can reduce waste and help protect the environment.
It is crucial to separate the different layers of the material and locate a specialised recycler to guarantee that it is recycled in the most eco-friendly manner.
How can CDDL help with your plastic waste?
If your business or school has excess plastic waste, then get in touch with CDDL recycling today to streamline your waste. With waste streams for all types of plastic such as LDPE waste, and uPVC waste we’ve got you covered.