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Polythene and its use in the food industry

July 19th 2018

Plastics and polythene has gotten a lot of negative press recently, but it is incredibly important in industry and especially in the food industry where its use can actually help to reduce energy, to keep prices lower and prolong the life of many food items. There are many different instances where you see polythene being used in the industry and there are also differing types of polythene depending on its application.

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Plastic Eating Enzyme Discovery

May 10th 2018

A mutant enzyme that can break down plastic bottles and containers has been making the news lately. This plastic-eating protein could revolutionise the recycling of plastic and allow for the full recycling of PET bottles.

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Confidential Waste Legislation and Disposal

March 21st 2018

Disposing of confidential waste in the UK is governed by laws such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and in the EU the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

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Polythene Sheeting, a Versatile Product

January 29th 2018

Polythene sheeting is a plastic film made from petroleum (you may also hear it referred to as polyethylene sheeting, poly sheeting, plastic sheeting, plastic film and poly film). It’s an incredibly versatile product used in a wide range of applications.

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Where did Father Christmas come from?

December 11th 2017

Nowadays most people consider Father Christmas and Santa Claus to be different names for the same person, with Father Christmas tending to be more UK-centric while Santa is more commonly used in the US. However these two have very different histories, which have only recently converged.

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Offensive Waste Disposal of Non-Clinical Waste

November 3rd 2017

The government website describes Offensive Waste as non-clinical waste that’s non-infectious and doesn’t contain pharmaceutical or chemical substances, but may be unpleasant to anyone who comes into contact with it. Offensive waste is further divided into two types, healthcare offensive waste and municipal offensive waste.

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How are Polythene bags made?

September 19th 2017

The plastic bags people are most familiar with are generally made from polyethylene. This consists of long chains of ethylene monomers which are derived from natural gas and petroleum. The polyethylene used for plastic bags can be low density, mid density or high density and further additives can be used to add tints, etc.

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Polythene Waste Sacks for Clearance Companies

July 21st 2017

Recycling has had to become part of our everyday lives. It’s one the easiest ways we can reduce our impact on the environment and few people would dispute that it’s ‘the right thing to do’. However there are still a lot of people who see recycling as an inconvenience and too much effort and unless waste clearance companies make it as easy as possible to recycle there will continue to be far too much going into landfill.

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The Rise and Rise of the Budget Supermarket

June 22nd 2017

For many decades, the landscape when it came to supermarket shopping in Britain was largely unchanging. The vast majority of people would regularly shop at one of the big four supermarkets of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda or Morrison’s, whilst a small sector of society favoured higher end alternatives such as Waitrose or Marks & Spencer’s.

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Biodegradeable and Compostable, what are they in relation to polythene?

May 24th 2017

Plastics are versatile and cheap materials which are used in a huge variety of different ways in modern life. Comparatively strong whilst being light and flexible, the synthetic chemicals are utilised in everything from packaging to furniture production.

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