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Why Polythene is Essential in the Food Industry

April 3rd 2020

Polythene can get a bad rap in the UK, especially as people become increasingly environmentally-aware. As a plastic, people can sometimes shy away from its use. However, polythene has many uses and can actually help the environment in several ways.

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Colour Coding Bags for the Waste Collection Industry

March 5th 2020

Supplying colour coded bags to customers enables them to separate waste before collection, reducing cross contamination and making types of waste easily identifiable. In most instances coloured bags are translucent so that it is also easy for those handing rubbish to easily see what is inside. This can help avoid waste being dealt with incorrectly.

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What goes in yellow clinical waste bags?

February 5th 2020

Yellow clinical waste bags are used in the UK to safely dispose of clinical waste produced by animals or humans. Bags need to comply with the UN3291 standard and conform to European legislation to mitigate any potential risks. Healthcare providers need to organise specialist collection and disposal of clinical waste.

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Compostable polythene bags, what are they and where can I buy them?

January 5th 2020

Polythene has proven to be an incredibly useful material since it was accidentally discovered back in 1933. Now it’s the most widely used plastic throughout the world, accounting for around 34% of the world’s annual plastic production, though many of the products you’ll find in this market aren’t compostable.

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Low melt EVA bags, what are they and why might I need them?

December 5th 2019

If you work in the rubber, food, chemical or ice industries, then you may have come across “low melt” EVA bags.

But what are they? And why might you need them?

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Are you in the market for some Amphibian Fencing, let us help!

November 5th 2019

It’s not every day that you might need to fence in some amphibians, be they frogs, toads or newts. However, there are several reasons you might need fencing that prevents amphibians from leaving a habitat or perhaps stops predators and other threats

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Clinical waste bags, what are they and do you need them?

September 30th 2019

Clinical waste bags are required by several types of businesses and organisations. If you run a medical business, you own a veterinary practice, or you deal with clinical waste, it’s crucial to ensure you have the right bags for the job. To ensure safe disposal and make sure you comply with the UN3291 regulation,

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Do you need a bespoke polythene bag for your business?

August 27th 2019

As manufacturers and suppliers of a huge range of sacks, tubing, polythene bags, we can supply you with whatever you need. If you can’t see something that your business needs on our website, we’ll make it especially for you so that you don’t miss out. We work with a huge range of industries, and whether clinical waste sacks are what you need, or plastic sheeting is required, Abbey Polythene can help.

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Helping you dispose of your food waste responsibly!

July 29th 2019

Food waste is a major issue in modern society. In fact, 15 million tonnes of food are wasted every year in the UK while 4.2m tonnes are wasted by consumers alone. While finding ways to buy food in a more conservative fashion is crucial for your bank balance, it’s the disposal of surplus food that will make the biggest impact on the environment.

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A step by step guide to confidential waste bags

July 10th 2019

The safe disposal of confidential company files and information is an obligation that all UK businesses are bound by. Whether it’s client data, employee data, or details of suppliers doesn’t matter. You must not dispose of the content in an incorrect fashion, or else a £500,000 fine and prison sentence could find its way to your door. Confidential waste bags are, therefore, a crucial investment.

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