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Green-tech a partner for Recycling Scheme

Green-tech a partner for Recycling Scheme: Rainbow Professional has recently launched the Rainbow Recycling Scheme in partnership with Green-tech and its other wholesalers and recycling partners to recycle any old PVC spiral or PVC vole guard.

Head of Green-tech Sales, Dean Jackson comments, “Green-tech has been proactive in their stance to reduce plastic in the landscaping and forestry industries, and we have an extensive portfolio of biodegradable and environmentally friendly tree protection materials to offer our customers choice.  It is not currently feasible to eradicate plastic totally, but we can do the next best thing – we can use recycled plastic and in partnership with Rainbow Professional, we can collect and recycle old tree spirals and give them a new life rather than leave in the environment or commit to landfill.”

Green-tech a partner for Recycling Scheme

Green-tech a partner for Recycling Scheme

For the past 25 years, Rainbow Professional has been the only tree guard manufacturer using 100% recycled materials. This is estimated to have saved at least 2 million kgs of carbon every year, 50million kg in total to-date and they have avoided virgin plastics from entering the environment.

The Rainbow Spiral Recycling Scheme is available to any professional end-user. It is simple to administer and affordable. Bags can be ordered from Green-tech or direct from Rainbow.  Once full they will be collected and transported to Rainbow’s manufacturing facility in Hull where they will be shredded and washed if needed. Depending on the quality, they may be immediately usable to process into new spirals, processed further into pellets, or used as in-fill for window frames. As Rainbow use 100% recycled materials, they have a local network of recycling partners that find the best possible outlet for each waste material.

PVC is one of the most recyclable polymers in the world; it can be used up to 9 times. Even in cases where the spiral has lost some of its properties, it can still be useful for some applications and in cases where further recycling isn’t possible, the waste materials are used to turn into energy.

Jackson continues, “We are delighted to be working with Rainbow Professional to deliver this scheme. It is recommended to remove hedge spirals between September and March when hedge plants are bare of leaves and the bird nesting season has finished. For collections of 6-15 bags (each bag will hold approximately 700 spirals), the scheme will run from April to September, outside of the planting season. However, for collection of over 15 bags, the scheme will run all year round.

Pierre Talpe from Rainbow adds,” As a manufacturer we are taking a responsible approach to protecting trees and for trying to reduce carbon in the environment by encouraging recycling and use of recycled products.  We are delighted to have Green-tech onboard with us. They are a major supplier of tree protection materials and are well respected in the industry. Their values to sustainability are aligned with our own and we are proud to be able to ‘close the loop’ from supply to collection to recycling to supply once more.”

Green-tech is running a number of webinars to explain the scheme and the process in detail.  They will be free to attend and will take around 30 minutes. The first is being held on Tuesday 25th April webinar. To reserve your place use the following link – https://bit.ly/41iMvPh

For further information or to order recycling bags call Green-tech on 01423 332100 or email at sales@green-tech.co.uk

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