How does the HDPE I put in my recycling bin or drop off get made into new products?
Your old HDPE is taken from your kerbside bins or from your local recycling centre drop off point and brought to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) – a highly specialised factory designed to sort, separate and prepare recyclable materials for transport and sale. This is where the recycling process begins!
At the MRF the HDPE is sorted from a conveyor belt and compacted into large bales. These bales are then cleaned, chopped and made into HDPE pellets or flake. These pellets or flake are ready to be heated and shaped into new products.
At WERS we have invested in state of the art technology and machinery to turn Polyethylene and Polypropylene in all its post consumer forms into a fully high density pellet form. The aim of this is to safeguard the environment and to help the future growth of the business.
From January 2009 we will be fully operational and ready to face the challenge of providing high quality products from these post consumer wastes with the combination of the latest technology and the highest quality machinery available to us. It is our aim to be in a position to provide these high density pellets to both the Irish and mainlandEuropean markets which, in turn, will reduce the amount of these types of waste going to landfill.