A local retailer asked for Blue Planets help with skids of off-spec shopping baskets they were unable to use. We were able to efﬁciently grind the baskets and the plastic was used to make new milk crates!
Tasked with recycling over 150,000 lbs of ingredients from an ice cream plant, we utilized our organics recycling program where the food waste was re-purposed for animal feeds & fortifying organic soil. In the shipment we found over 1.5 million popsicle sticks. We thought it was a shame to run them through our wood program [...]
Blue Planet recently recycled 30,000 lbs of defective PET water bottle preforms (used to make water bottles by heating and blowing them up) We recycled these preforms into a ground resin used in a variety of applications: ﬁbre for carpets, ﬂeece fabrics for clothing, and plant pots.
Blue Planet worked together with the Township of Langley to recycle 100’s of garbage cans that residents brought in after they received their new and improved garbage toters. The community event was a huge success and the old garbage cans were recycled into pipe resin!
There are many reasons finished products need to be destroyed. Our goal is responsible recovery within the destruction process. We were asked to destroy a failed product ready for market - plastic paint brush covers. The challenge with this project was the paper label attached to each piece. It would have been too labour intensive [...]