About LOHAS Recycling
What we do
We are an export trading company dedicated to reducing landfill and environmental pollution through the recycling of your waste. We do this by purchasing plastic waste for export to manufacturers in Asia for recycling.
We use our unique quality control system to monitor every detail of the shipping process and our recycling system uses an advanced process to ensure that contaminants stay out of the recycled product.
LOHAS is an abbreviation for Life of Health and Sustainability.
We want to contribute to creating a lifestyle that is sustainable, helps reduce pollution and provides a better quality environment to the next generation.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
These 3 R’s form LOHAS’s core values. We want to practice this as a company sensitive to environmental issues and contributing to better sustainable living.
The benefits of plastic recycling
Recycling rather than disposing waste plastics could significantly reduce the use of petrol chemical products and crude oil consumption. Each kilogram of recycled HDPE plastic granulate potentially produces only half the carbon dioxide emissions that virgin plastic granulate does.
Where does my plastic waste go?
Plastics in household recycled waste are collected in recycling sacks and bins by local councils and taken to local recycling centres. They then go to sorting centres or factories called Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) where they are sorted by type of plastic. Finally they are transferred to factories where they are put through manufacturing processes to turn them into usable recycled plastic. However, as there are insufficient recycling manufacturing facilities in the UK, most of the sorted waste is exported overseas to produce the end recycled product.
- Waste collected in recycling bins
- Collected by council
- Recycling centre
- Sorting at MRF
- Producing recycled plastic
- Recycled plastic in granulated form
We purchase plastic waste after it has been sorted at the Material Recovery Facility.
This Business has been endorsed by the University of East Anglia through the Tier 1 Graduate entrepreneur visa scheme