Product Announcement – EcoExel
16th September 2021
Aintree Plastics are excited to announce a new and innovative polythene blend, which contains 30% recycled polymers, that has been developed by its Product Development Team – EcoExel.
EcoExel has been formulated to show our ongoing commitment to environmental concerns regarding the amount of single-use polythene packaging waste that finds its way into landfill, or which pollutes our oceans, beaches, countryside, and streets.
EcoExel will massively contribute to reducing the amount of packaging waste by incorporating 30% recycled polymers in its blend. The recycled content will be a combination of internally reclaimed polymer, alongside UK sourced post-consumer waste.
Our EcoExel films contain 30% recycled content whilst maintaining:
- Full Functionality
- High Strength
- 100% Recyclability
We have seen unprecedented success within our current customer base when introducing them to EcoExel. These successes have spanned several market sectors including collation shrink films for bottling and canning, film for flooring, powder coating, ceramics, wood shavings and rubber interleaving.
By switching to our EcoExel film, our customers know that they are not only helping in the global battle against pollution and littering, but they are also ensuring that they will be exempt from the new Plastic Packaging Tax, which is coming in effect in April 2022.
“We have developed this exciting product, in conjunction with our customers' awareness of environmental issues, whilst maintaining product performance and integrity.”
Sales Director, Aintree Plastics
Find out more about our EcoExel products:
What is the Plastic Packaging Tax?
The Plastic Packaging Tax is a new tax that applies to plastic packaging that is produced in (or imported into) the UK that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic. Therefore, an inclusion of 30% recycled Post Consumer Waste (PCW) material is required to be exempt from this new tax.
What is Post-Consumer Waste?
Post-consumer waste is a type of waste that is produced by the end consumer, where the waste-producing does not involve the production of another product. This is the waste that individuals routinely discard. This is ideally done at a recycling centre, but is frequently discarded by littering or incinerating. Re-using post-consumer waste in manufacturing has a smaller carbon footprint, which is good for the environment.
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