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Recycled Plastic Garden Planters – Get Creative In Your Garden
May 27, 2010, 8:25 am
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Recycled plastic garden planters allow you to get creative in your garden. The best thing about recycled plastic garden planters is they are resistant to all kinds are elemental attack and they are rot free. These planters will literally last you a lifetime. They are extremely robust and very easy to clean if necessary. One other unique feature of recycled plastic is that it doesn’t have the detrimental effect on the soil unlike its wood counterparts. In wooden planters, preservatives used on the wood can leech into the soil and can affect the very plants and flowers themselves.

Recycled Plastic Garden Planter              

  



Recycled Plastic Raised Beds can make alot from a little space!

Grow more and save some space!

Recycled Plastic Raised beds can allow you to grow more, even if you have a small garden. So get creative in your garden today. The great thing about recycled plastic is how long it can last. These recycled plastic raised beds can last for upto 50 years.

Recycled Plastic Raised Beds



Some Useful Facts Abouts Recycled Plastic Compost Tumblers

A Recycled Plastic Compost Tumbler "The Compost Creator"Is Recycled Plastic The Ideal Material For Compost bins.

These days compost bins and compost tumblers can be manufactured from recycled plastic. Recycled plastic has huge beneficial properties.

  • Can be made into a number of bespoke designs. These designs can further increase productivity of your composting.
  • Can be pre-packed with easy to assemble instructions, so it can be relocated very easily.
  • The compost heap is enclosed. This allows for good heating and free movement with the tumbler or bin.
  • In bins and tumblers the lids can be securely fastened. Moisture is retained with it very easily. It also helps to keep out rain water when it isn’t needed.
  • Most importantly, recycled plastic is highly resistant, robust and free of maintenance. They can last a lifetime.

Great reasons to buy a compost tumbler.



Recycled Plastic Processing

There are a number of ways recycled plastic can be made. Plastics can be:

Reused

Certain plastics can be reused, for example:

  • Plastic Drinks Bottles
  • Carrier Bags
  • Takeaway Containers

Collected

92% of all UK local authorities now offer collection facilities for plastic bottles either from your kerbside collection scheme or at recycling centres. 

What about other plastics?

WRAP has recently completed a study that has demonstated mixed plastics packaging (trays, tubs, pots, films etc) can be mechanically recycled and that it is both economically and environmentally effective to do so.  Further work is being conducted in this area and it it hoped that the UK will have comprehensive infrastructure for the collection, sorting and reprocessing of these valuable resources in the UK in the near future. 

The process

Mechanical recycling is the process of recycling plastics by:

  • sorting;
  • shredding;
  • washing;
  • melting;
  • pelletise.

It is a two-stage process:

  • Sorting is mainly done automatically with a manual polish; 
  • Plastic is either melted down directly and moulded into a new shape, or shredded into flakes then melted down before being processed into recycled plastic lumber