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What More UK can help improve our plastic filled oceans.

Published: 22 May 2018

As the UK's largest supplier and brand leader in plastic housewares it is now especially important that we educate our customers and consumers about the plastic used in our ranges. Our products are made from polypropylene which is widely recycled. Therefore, if our product is damaged from normal wear and tear it can be easily recycled.
Last year China announced that it no longer wanted to be the “world’s garbage dump” and banned the import of our recycled waste. The sudden ban has left Western countries at a loss as to how to deal with the build-up of plastic and paper waste.

 

The vast majority of ocean waste is made up of single use plastic; like plastic bottles, bags, straws and fishing tackle. What More UK do not make single-use products, we produce RE-USEABLE plastic products for the home and businesses.

Rather than adding to the problem, What More UK will help with the solution. We are pledging to help create ways of re-using your household plastic waste.

 

Any partly moulded products, excess test samples or defective products go into our grinder. This product is ground-up, made into new pellets and mixed with black plastic pellets to be re-moulded into products such as our Eden Dust bins.

Looking to the future…  By visiting and working with UK Recycling centres we have developed solutions to re-use plastics and create quality products that will last for years.

Wham Upcycled

All products labelled as UPCYCLED are made from re-ground recycled single-use household plastic. We are currently developing new product ranges that will be made from this recycled material. This in turn will prevent more plastic going into our oceans! The current range consists of 18 items.

Wham Recycle

 

Made from industrial waste plastic like car bumpers and crates, the material has gone into our extra tough Wham Bam range. Currently a range of 15 items perfect for tradespeople, garages and warehouse storage.

Wham Banknote Box

Waste material from the production of banknotes is sent to a dedicated recycling centre where batches of £50 Million of shredded material is processed, purified and formed into pellets. These pellets are then sent to our factory for injection moulding producing our 2 sizes of Wham Banknote Box.

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