recycling

  1. OUR RECYCLING EFFORT

    OUR RECYCLING EFFORT

    Did you know that approximately 98% of Unicol’s packaging and products are recyclable?
    Being a design and manufacturing company for over 55 years, Unicol has continually improved their packaging methods to ensure that they are easy to recycle whilst remaining tough enough to provide the protection parcels need.

    In an effort to keep the company’s carbon footprint low, Unicol has become well known for their paper bags...
    Highly regarded for their ability to securely transport a range of products to customers, the aforementioned bags continue to stand the test of time. Made from 3 ply 800gsm natural kraft paper and sewn shut, they are almost impossible to break/tear in day-to-day transport but will naturally be recycled.

    Most of you already know but Unicol products are manufactured from steel onsite at our Oxford facility.
    That mak

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  2. GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY

    GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY

    Did you know, that approximately 98% of our packaging can be recycled? With the world’s population continually growing, it’s important that we all do our bit to help reduce the amount of waste that we produce.

    At Unicol, we endeavour to recycle as much of our scrappage and packaging as we can. Studies showed that across Europe, approximately 77.5% of all steel product/packaging was recycled and used in other projects, and in 2016, 71.4% of UK packaging waste was either recycled or recovered.

    At Unicol, we work with local companies to ensure that our scrap and waste is taken care of appropriately and not just taken to a landfill;

    • All scrap steel and aluminium is taken back to Metal & Waste, where it is melted down and reproduced as new steel sheets.

    • All cardboard and Unicol paper bags from our packaging is taken back to Print Waste, a recycling centre, where it can be baled and manufactured into new packaging.

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