Recycling non-recyclable waste? Have we lost our marbles? You may think so at first, however there are ways to get rid of your laminated foil waste without sending them to landfill. First of all, what is laminated foil waste? Simply, think of your crisp wrappers, coffee machine pods, baby food sachets and other foil-lined food packaging, this is what we’re talking about predominantly and because they’re so useful as packaging, they’re on the rise in a modern world of convenience.
At home or at work, these sort of material cannot be placed in your recycling bin which means that people will automatically pop then into general refuse bins and we all know that sending waste to landfill isn’t a long-term solution, especially when there 160,000 tonnes of aluminium foil packaging in the UK alone.
The good news is that you don’t have to stop eating crisps or biscuits, at least not for the sake of waste management! If you think of the top universities in the world, Cambridge will be one of the first names mentioned, having been the choice of many an expert and genius over the years. Some of the wonderful people educated there have worked together to create Enval, a recycling plant that will take your laminated foil packaging and recycle it back into impurity-free aluminium which is ready to use and takes 95% less energy to produce than brand new aluminium. Their patented process retrieves 100% of the aluminium from the laminate, whilst then creating energy to be used as heat or electricity production.
Lili Waste Services always want to use the most up-to-date technologies to avoid sending waste to landfill and make our waste services as eco-friendly and cost-effective as possible. This is a fantastic new advancement and we’re sure that it won’t be long before more plants are opened around the country.
For recycling many other materials as well as foil laminate, TerraCycle offers customers a way to dispose of hard-to-recycle products through their Brigade Programmes which accepts a multitude of products that their experts recycle and upcycle them into new products – fantastic!
We would love to help you to achieve a zero waste to landfill goal, so give Lili Waste a call today and find out how we can help you to get the maximum potential out of your waste for the minimum expense.