Thursday, 22 January 2009

Manchester Plastic Recycling Scheme


On behalf of everyone at EMERGE Recycling I would just like to say a massive congratulations to Manchester City Council who have just started to roll out a scheme enabling all Manchester homes to recycle plastics and cardboard. Following a citywide consultation over 80% of residents expressed a desire to recycle additional materials, the expansion of the scheme by Manchester City Council shows their commitment to recycling across the city and also to acting upon feedback from the residents of Manchester. We're making progress, well done to everybody involved :)

Manchester City Council - Fantastic Plastic Press Release


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  1. ENSO Bottles is the manufacturer of biodegradable plastic bottles that we hope will help reduce plastic pollution. ENSO supports recycling programs, anything we can do increase recycling rates is important for our environment. As an environmental company, we realized that with only 20-30 percent plastic bottles being recycled something needed to be done to improve recycling rates and reduce plastic pollution. Our approach to helping with this problem was to develop a biodegradable plastic bottle that will (1) Biodegrade in a microbial landfill environment and (2) Will recycle in the normal PET recycling stream.

    Enso bottles have been tested to meet the following:

    (1) Recyclability through a third-party lab for ASTM D 1003 (Haze and Transmission).
    (2) ASTM D 4603 (Intrinsic Viscosity)
    (3) ASTM F 2013 (Acetaldehyde), Fluorescence Visual, and Visual Black Specks and Gels.
    (4) ASTM D 5511 Standard Test Methods, a standard for biodegradation testing in anaerobic environments. Results clearly indicate ENSO bottles with EcoPure™ biodegrade through natural microbial digestion.

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    To request official test results contact: ENSO Bottles at 866-936-3676 or Bio-Tec 1-505-999-1160.