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J&G Environmental boosts plastic recycling service

Print waste management company J&G Environmental has moved to enhance its plastic recycling services by investing in two new pieces of kit.

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The Avery Weigh-Tronix ZM510 weigh-bridge in action at J&G Environmental

The Blandford Forum business has recently purchased an Avery Weigh-Tronix ZM510 weigh-bridge for logging weights of different materials, as well as a Rapid 8045 granulator for preparing waste plastic ready to be made into new products.

Print service providers that opt in to this service offering have their plastic waste collected and transported to the J&G Environmental site in Dorset, where it is ground down into granules that are then packed up for re-use.

Among the uses for this plastic are wall plugs, or rawlplugs, which are used to help screws support an object that has been screwed into a wall, while processed ink cartridges can be used to make buckets and paint pots.

A printer has a duty of care to know what is happening with their waste

Jason Goddard, recycling manager at J&G Environmental, comments: “When printers are putting contracts together to get new work, more often than not, they need to prove they are using a responsible waste management company and are recycling as much of their waste as they can.

“You would be surprised how many companies still have 40-yard skips on site and are just throwing all of their waste in there, but a lot of this material can be recycled, and this is where J&G Environmental can help.”

Goddard adds: “A printer has a duty of care to know what is happening with their waste. We are able to offer full traceability to show what is happening with it, ensuring it does not end up in the ocean.”

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