Using Recycled Content – Supply Chain Demonstration Project

High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Polypropylene (PP) Trial for the Construction Sector and Transport of Hazardous Goods

We are working in collaboration with more than 20 partner organisations to deliver supply chain demonstration projects. Funded by the Welsh Government, each project will showcase how commercial and technical barriers to increasing recyclate – particularly plastic – in Welsh manufacturing can be overcome.

The aim of this particular trial is to identify, test, and prove evidence-based solutions to incorporate recycled content into the following target products:

  • Lightweight polymer-cement composites, used in building construction and restoration. *Progress update not yet available.
  • Waste paper-plastic and metallised composites – made from shredded single-use coffee cups and crisp packets transformed into waterproof building materials*Progress update not yet available.
  • Containers designed for UN certification for the transport of hazardous goods. Click here for progress update

It is anticipated that tried and tested solutions will provide confidence to manufacturers that low-value waste materials can be used for the economic production of high quality products. We hope to minimise the fear of perceived implications, such as increased energy consumption, and reduced quality.

Trial partners include: Nextek Ltd (lead partner); Berry Global; Polymer Extrusions Ltd; Ecodek; and Viridor.

Further supply chain demonstration projects

In total, WRAP Cymru has embarked upon four projects to demonstrate the environmental and economic case for the use of recycled content in manufacturing. For information regarding the other three trials, please use the following links:

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