Our range of plastic bags are manufactured from a high performance, high slip & high clarity LDPE material giving a high quality multi-purpose bag for a wide range of uses. We have a comprehensive range of sizes in stock and many more available on a very short lead-time.
Recyclable Poly Bags
Recyclable poly bags are bags made from materials that can be reprocessed and reused again and again. Recyclable bags can be made from different plastics or paper, most of which are commonly recycled in most UK recycling schemes. The main consideration for polythene recyclable bags is that they are made from just one material. Making them from one material means that the whole bag can be put into the recycling process without contaminating it with other materials. The problem comes when you have two different materials stuck together in one bag making them very difficult to recycle. The most common example of this are bubble lined mailing bags which have a plastic bubble wrap and a paper outer lining. While both materials are recyclable, when they are laminated together they are not easily separated for easy recycling. To overcome this problem, look for bags that are made from just one material, they are much easier to recycle. Most plastic recyclable bags in our range are made from LDPE which is a recycling class 4 material. This is one of the most common packaging plastics and generally makes up the largest proportion of recycled plastic. By using LDPE we make sure that wherever the bag ends up it has the best chance of being able to be recycled. Other recyclable plastic bags are made from HDPE which is a class 2 recyclable material, and polyprop which is a class 3 recyclable material. Both class 2 & class 4 materials are commonly recycled but class 3 bags are more difficult to recycle and not able to be processed by some recycling schemes.