Based in Birmingham, Green Recycle Group is a recycled plastic manufacturer committed to turning this material into quality compounds, including low and high density polyethylene.
Plastic was introduced to the world in 1907, when a Belgian-American chemist called Leo Baekeland created the famous ‘Bakelite’, the first real synthetic, mass-produced plastic.
Although plastic was only invented in the 20th century, its impact on the environment has already been monumental.
Why are recycled plastics so important?
Plastic can take over 450 years to decompose- that is, if it actually does completely; and only 9% is currently recycled according to the National Geographic. There are an estimated five trillion pieces of plastic floating in our ocean, and 75% of beach litter is plastic.
Despite the problems it causes, around a million plastic bottles are sold a minute around the world. The largest market for plastic remains packaging, most of which are never recycled or incinerated. 40% of it used only once then disposed of.
Most of us are looking to reduce the amount of plastic in our lives. Green Recycle Group are recycled plastic manufacturers who produce a range of compounds.