Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - The War on Plastic

Posted on 16th August 2021

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - The War on Plastic

With global changes now in demand and over ninety percent of the World’s resources only having a single use, the waste produced represents an enormous pool of resources that are there to be exploited. It is vital more now than ever that these resources remain in a perpetual loop to be used and cleverly reused.

Here in the UK our Government has announced a target to recycle 65% of municipal waste by 2035. An aggressive target that is both necessary and crucial for the future health of our planet.

The UK alone uses 5 million tonnes of plastics but only 7% of that waste is recycled.

Plastics have many useful attributes and it is possible that disused plastics could be turned into reliable and sustainable materials. Plastics are strong, lightweight, waterproof and durable and in conjunction with these essential properties are also easy to mould and recycle.

The Hampstead Seat is a great example, simple and robust in design, it is available curved or straight.

Importantly it is manufactured from recycled plastic slats on galvanised steel box feet.

Bailey Street Furniture Group is a privately owned collection of individual companies serving the construction sector, providing a wide range of street furniture, playground elements and associated services to the public realm, commercial and educational schemes throughout the UK. For more information please contact the team on 01625 322888 or email enquiries@bsfg.co.uk or by visiting the BSFG Website.

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