Services

Flexible Plastics Recycling

Available as sack collection
Available as sack collection

2D plastics don’t do well in Dry Mixed Recycling - but flexible plastics, however, are the ideal material for plastic recycling.

So if you’re wondering how to recycle flexible plastics and are on the hunt for a cost-effective, sustainable and reliable service, then look no further than First Mile.

We can take care of all your flexible plastic recycling needs and can provide dedicated recycling bins and sacks for your business premises. Whether your company office is looking to get rid of their old plastic pouches or you’re a clothing store needing to dispose of your off-brand plastic bags, save your flexible plastic recycling for our sacks and we’ll revive it as new bags.

(And don't forget: try to use less if you can!)

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • Plastic carrier bags

  • Plastic grocery bags

  • Plastic shopping bags

  • Cling film

  • Pouches

  • Plastic seals

  • Bubble wrap

  • Contaminated packaging

  • Crisp packets

  • Pouches lined with film

How our Flexible Plastic Recycling service works

  • STEP 1

    Collection

    Fill our sacks with your plastic bag recycling and other relevant materials and we will collect them from outside your business.

  • STEP 2

    Sorted

    All materials are then taken to our depot where they are separated at our award-winning sack-sorting facility, the Sacktory®.

  • STEP 3

    Transported

    Once sorted, the flexible plastic recycling sacks are baled for onward transportation.

  • STEP 4

    Recycled

    The materials are cleaned and recycled to become black bin bags.

Benefits

Easy switch from your current provider
Flexible collections up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week
Amazing support available 24/7/365
Zero-to-landfill, with all non-recyclable waste sent to generate Green energy.
Service Extras, like compliance certificates and tip posters
Responsible processing of materials in our award-winning facility

Recycling responsibly and reusing your plastics has never been so important. Alongside the growing concern for our planet comes a greater need for companies to ensure they are doing everything possible to help.

Around 1 trillion plastic bags are used around the world every year, while the oil it takes to make just one of them could power a car for 11 metres. With this in mind, is it time that retail, catering or commercial businesses start to recycle flexible plastic with a conscientious company!

We’ve made the process of plastic bag recycling straight-forward and easily accessible for all manner of companies. We collect your plastics bags for recycling, sort the material and recycle flexible plastics as new bags that can be re-used. This limits the drain on raw materials needed to make new flexible plastics and stops easily recycled flexible plastics from ending up in landfill.

If you’re an office looking to get rid of bubble wrap or worn-down pouches, or if your catering business is looking to dispose of cling film and grocery bags, dispose of your flexible plastics in the right way with First Mile with the peace of mind that they will be taken care of. Start recycling plastic bags today!

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