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Colchester business recycles the equivalent of over 30,000,000 plastic straws

14 Apr Colchester business recycles the equivalent of over 30,000,000 plastic straws

Oltco Colchester, led by Liam Dorian, has been committed to tackling the issue of plastic waste and has played an integral role in Oltco’s Recycle Bound success story.

At the beginning of 2019, Oltco came up with a unique solution to help tackle the issue of plastic waste littering the globe. Now, 12 months on Oltco’s Recycle Bound product has recycled the equivalent of over 30,000,000 plastic straws and is being used not only on driveways up and down the country but also at some of the UK’s leading hotels and attractions.

Recycle Bound is made utilising waste plastic (straws, plastic drink bottles and plastic food packaging) from a plastic recycling point, each square metre of Recycle Bound consists of the equivalent of 3,000 plastic straws. Therefore, if Recycle Bound was laid on a standard 50 square metre drive, the equivalent of 150,000 plastic straws would be recycled in the process.

Oltco was inspired to develop the product after growing increasingly concerned about the devastating environmental impact plastic waste was having on the planet.

It took two years to develop the product and since it was launched, the company has already recycled the equivalent of a staggering 30,000,000 plastic straws. Recycle Bound has been so successful it is already winning awards including being named runner up for ‘Recycled Product of the Year’ in the National Recycling Awards.

Although mainly used on driveways, paths and patios for the domestic market, Recycle Bound has also been used on larger commercial projects. Removed mention of Cornwall projects

Oltco’s Co-Director, Tom Stringer, said: “We have been thrilled by the response to Recycle Bound. Every member of our team has fully embraced it and it has proved hugely popular with our customers, both residential and commercial. The number of customers who are asking for it to be used on their driveways, patios and paths is growing all the time. Removed mention of Cornwall projects

The issue of plastic waste has long been a concern for us here at Oltco, we see first-hand the impact it’s having on our beaches and wider environment.

It is a totally awesome product which is hard wearing and will last for years and helps rid the world of some of the plastic waste.”