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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
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The Composting Craze!!!
Over the last few years composting has become a big thing, gardeners all over the world have taken up composting for themselves and all playing a part in reducing our need to thow stuff in the rubbish bin.

There are many benefits to your garden growing by using home-made compost, such as:

  • Increased nutrients.
  • Decreases their susceptibility to pests and disease.
  • Water retention is more evenly balanced within the soil.
  • The structure of the soil is improved.

So the first thing to do, is get yourself a compost tumbler or a compost bin. A tumbler is the fastest at producing compost and the usual turnaround with Kedels ‘the dark destoyer’ compost tumbler is about 4-5 weeks. Now what to put in it.

Compost bin / Compost Tumbler 'the dark destroyer'

The Dark Destroyer Compost Tumbler

Good things to add to the compost bin.

  • Garden plant remains
  • Old flowers 
  • Fruit and vegetable leftovers 
  • Nutshells 
  • Coffee and tea grounds 
  • Crushed egg shells 
  • Small branches and twigs
  • Untreated saw dust
  • Grass clippings 
  • Weeds

Avoid adding the following:

  • Pet or human waste
  • Bones
  • Fatty foods
  • Meats
  • Dairy products
  • Thick branches
  • Diseased plants
  • Fish

Make sure you provide the mix with the best possible conditions, so that you get your produce in optimal time.

  1. Rotate the drum daily to aerate the mulch inside the drum.
  2. Add water, moisten but don’t overdo it. Consistency is the key here.  The moisture inside the mix should be around 50%, similar to that of damp clothes.
  3. Add many small manageable sizes of materials (small twigs and not large branches!!)

Composting can be great fun. With a good rotating compost bin, you’ll be making compost in no time.

David Trenbath



Get A Compost Bin!!!
April 22, 2010, 11:29 am
Filed under: Compost Bins / Compost Tumblers | Tags: , , , , ,

How many people do you think are putting unwanted organic food waste in the bin, my guess is its a hell of alot. Thats a waste in itself! Get a compost tumbler and give your plants something to eat. Think of how much money you’ll save over the course of a year aswell as trips to the garden centre for that new bag of compost.

Spring is here in case you haven’t noticed. Get your compost bin quick!



Video Of The Dark Destroyer Compost Bin In Action

Compost bins and compost tumblers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. See how easy it is to use ours.



Raised Beds Are A Good Buy For your Garden

Buy raised beds now, they are truly great!

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Recycled plastic Compost Tumblers
March 24, 2010, 9:34 pm
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See why they are the best here. http://www.articlealley.com/article_1456861_27.html



Recycled Plastic Compost Bins (Tumblers) Are The Best To Buy

See below or see here http://www.articlesbase.com/environment-articles/compost-tumblers-made-from-recycled-plastic-are-the-best-1937596.html

Composting is a difficult task, every gardener knows this. It can require alot of work. But if you have a compost tumbler, its a different story.
Years and years ago, before your great great grandfather was a boy, the way in which compost was made was to create small hill like structures. Manual labour was needed to keep churning the pile, turning over and over the rotting recipe trapped inside. The elements played a part, such as the sun and the wind to aerate and heat the pile. But the greater demand came from the interaction of humans themselves, much hard work was required to create the final compost product.

In this day and age, we have better understanding of the process of organic breakdown. The best compost tumblers today do everything for us and simplify it. In a compost tumbler the ingredients are broken down quicker because the flow of air is greater. Decomposition is governed by the amount of aeration inside the compost tumbler. It is also enclosed in a container, trapping heat and inturn, helping the centre of the mixture warm up. Which of course aggravates the breakdown further.

Selecting the correct compost tumbler for you can be confusing, when there are so many on offer. But first think….what type of tumbler do I need? Well that is simple! The best compost tumbler is a rotating compost tumbler, but it doesn’t stop there. A recycled plastic rotating compost tumbler not only provides you with the additional factor of helping the environment, they also hold the same properties as virgin plastic and thats definatley a bonus for the longevity of your purchase.

The use of a recycled plastic compost tumbler is simple. the only thing you need to do is turn it, so many times once a day will suffice. Although this will change slightly, depending upon the compost tumbler you decide to choose. Additional ingredients can also be added to the mixture to further decrease the productivity timescale.

If your keen in making good compost and want to help the environment at the same time, then buy a recycled rotating compost tumbler. Here are some of the main beneficial attributes relating to the modern day compost tumbler.

  • Plastic takes a long time to degrade, buy purchasing the best compost tumbler made from recycled plastic, you are helping to stop unwanted plastic going to waste.
  • Recycled plastic holds the same properties as virgin plastic and is virually resistant to erosion.
  • Compost can be made in 4-5 weeks in a rotating version compared to conventional compost tumblers which take anything upto nine months.
  • The choice of colour for your compost tumbler is determined in the manufacturing phase, therefore eliminating the need to paint it. Recycled plastic compost tumblers come in a wide variety of colours.

I have outlined only a few of the benefits of choosing a recycled plastic rotating compost bin. And this is what makes them significantly better in everyway.  So please spare a thought before choosing the right one for you and think about the benefits, you can make a hell of alot of compost and even better it helps the environment.