Tradebe recycle a wide range of plastics from laboratories. One of the largest volumes comes from the recycling of pipette tip boxes. Tip boxes are usually manufactured from high quality virgin polymer, and therefore, once granulated are suitable for re-use in a wide range of applications.
Tradebe collect plastics from a wide range of manufacturers, producers, and disposers on their own fleet of vehicles as a back-load to keep mileage to a minimum. Plastics are sent to our recycling facility, where they are unpacked, and sorted according to plastic type. Polypropylene (PP), High Density Polyethylene (HD-PE), Low Density Polyethylene (LD-PE), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), and Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) are granulated separately. In some materials there is a further sort to separate uncoloured or natural plastics, as these have a wider range of re-use applications.
The re-granulated material is then sold to moulders and re-processors for re-use. Our plastics have been used in double glazing packers, plastic wood, garden furniture and much more. Tradebe reprocess around 200 tonnes of tip boxes per year that would otherwise have gone to landfill.