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KINROSS, Scotland. August 30, 2019. Product handling company Exporta has partnered with UK recycling company Plastic Expert to offer free recycling of its customers’ plastic pallets, plastic containers, boxes and crates.

The announcement follows the planned introduction of a consumer recycling scheme in Scotland where consumers pay a 20p deposit when they buy a drink in a single-use container - and get their money back when they return the empty bottle or can for recycling.

Plastic Pallet Recycle CycleBy capturing 90 percent of most types of single-use bottles and cans for recycling, the scheme is expected to reduce emissions by four million tonnes by 2045.

“Single-use items like bottles and cans are a real menace to our environment and Scotland’s deposit return scheme will be a great way of reducing that damage, “ noted Zero Waste Scotland CEO Iain Gulland.

“Scotland’s scheme will collect a staggering 1.5 billion bottles and cans for recycling each year. That will cut the number of containers going to landfill and curb the need for new material, helping to take a dent out of the harmful emissions that are causing the climate emergency,” he added.

According to new data from the agency, 85 percent of people in Scotland think glass should also be included in the return scheme that would cut the country’s carbon emissions by a further 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 over the same period and provide a potential opportunity for Scotland’s burgeoning circular economy.

Noting all its plastic products are 100 percent recyclable, Exporta says it decided to set up the free collection scheme after being contacted by customers asking if it was able to recycle old products.

“This is a great initiative that not only helps our customers in a great way but also contributes to reducing plastic waste. A recent survey of our customers showed a 92 percent satisfaction score which we aim to improve further by introducing services like this one,” declared Exporta managing director Dale Paterson.

Plastic Expert sales director Ryan Knight added: “We are really pleased to be able to support Exporta and their customers with this plastic recycling scheme and look forward to helping them make a difference for many years to come.”

Customers can contact Exporta via www.exportaglobal.co.uk to arrange a recycling collection or order a wide range of product handling and storage equipment.

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