Countless objects around the world both inside and outside of the home are now made from plastic. However, plastic waste has become a huge problem for the planet with many non-recycled plastic products going to landfill. As producers of plastic injection moulded products, we answer questions such as can injection moulded plastic be recycled and what we are doing to help reduce plastic waste in the injection moulding industry.
Can Injection Moulded Plastic be Recycled?
When it comes to recycling your plastic moulded products, the good news is that most of the time, the plastic they are formed from can be recycled. At Fern Plastics, we ourselves recycle our plastic waste in a conscious effort to reduce the amount of plastic we dispose of. Plastic injection moulding uses molten plastic injected into pre-made moulds to form a finished plastic item. These injection moulded plastic products are used for everything from car parts to household items such as cutlery and toys, many of which will be recyclable. The plastic used in these injection mouldings and products made from recycled materials can be reused and reformed time and again to reduce waste.
Recycling plastic that has been injection moulded does not result in any loss of quality making it ideal for the rapid production of recycled plastic products on a large scale. As well as reducing waste going to landfill, recycling our plastic waste and reusing plastics within our process helps to reduce the amount of raw materials needed for plastic injection moulding, reducing pollution.
How Do You Reduce the Amount of Plastic Waste at Fern Plastics?
At Fern Plastics, we know how important it is to reduce the amount of plastic waste we produce. That’s why reuse and recycle up to 100% of our plastic and manufacturing waste to be used for future projects without compromising on quality. We also recycle the plastic bags our raw material is supplied in and use in-house robots and granulators to recycle plastic waste. Our state of the art machinery ensures that every piece of plastic we use for our injection mouldings is used to its full capacity whilst our partners Recycled UK then re-process any plastic we cannot use for other non-technical markets. Manufacturing with recycled materials and recycling our plastic waste helps us to reduce the amount lost in our plastic injection moulding processes.
You can find out more about how we reduce plastic waste in our blog.
Plastic Injection Moulded Products from Fern Plastics
Here at Fern Plastics, we are industry leaders when it comes to plastic injection mouldings and injection moulded parts. We work closely with suppliers and clients to ensure our production perfectly fits their needs with in-house designers perfecting the plastic injection moulding process. We frequently use recycled plastics and recycled polymers such as recycled ABS in our moulding process to avoid waste at every stage of the process and create a more sustainable business model for our recycled plastic injection mouldings.