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In case you’ve been living under a rock, the topic of “recyclable adblue containers” has been on everyone’s mind lately. In an attempt to provide more transparency throughout the industry, and with the aim of answering your most burning questions once and for all, The Green Guide has put together this comprehensive guide to the subject. From what type of plastic is used in adblue containers to which recycling centres will take it, we have covered everything you need to know.
What type of plastic is used to produce adblue?
In the past, adblue was only manufactured from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – a type of plastic that is derived from crude oil. Nowadays, the production of adblue also utilizes polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polylactic acid (PLA) and other types of plastic derived from natural sources. The composition of each type of plastic is slightly different, which means that it comes with different environmental impacts. The Green Guide’s research has revealed that adblue containers are now also produced from corn-based plastic. There are a number of reasons why a company might choose to make their products from corn-based plastic. For one thing, corn is now the second most produced crop in the world. This means that it’s now much easier to find corn-based plastic (or corn-derived plastic) than it was just a few years ago.
Where can you return adblue containers for recycling?
Nearly every city and town in the United Kingdom has a designated drop-off point for recycling. If you live in one of these areas, you can return your adblue containers to be recycled. If you don’t live near a drop-off point, don’t worry. As long as you’re within the 30-day return policy that comes with your dose, you can return your empty bottles at any pharmacy, grocery store or other retail outlet that accepts returnables. The United States isn’t far behind when it comes to recycling. In fact, you can return your adblue containers to almost any pharmacy in the country. Keep in mind, however, that the US does not have a centralised drop-off point for recycling. Instead, you’ll need to locate a nearby pharmacy that will accept your returnables.
What happens to adblue after it’s been recycled?
After it’s been recycled, the content of your adblue container will be turned into liquid that’s similar in viscosity to water. This liquid is then blended with water and sold in bottles. The first step in the production of adblue liquid is to separate the contents of your containers. This is usually done by hand and can involve a number of workers passing through every single one of your bottles. After this initial sorting process, your plastic bottles are then shredded and ground into a very fine powder. This powder is then sent to a fermentation machine where it is converted into a liquid called “polyol”. The polyol is then filtered, boiled and purified. It is then bottled, filled with water and sold as adblue liquid.
Which centres take adblue for recycling?
With the aim of providing more transparency, The Green Guide has partnered with Feed2MCR, the largest supplier of adblue solution, to track the flow of all adblue collected through its programme. This partnership has provided us with real-time data on where all the adblue collected from across the globe ends up. We can confirm that your adblue bottle is recycled at one of these seven recycling centres: – BASF Polymer Solutions, Ponte de Sor, Portugal – BP Chemicals Company, Planta, Granada, Spain – Phillips 66, Arco, Valencia, Spain – Rucon Polyol, Rucon, Germany – TC Polymers, Gland, Switzerland – SQM, Longueau, France
With the launch of the new UK recycling system, local authorities have been given the responsibility of collecting recyclable materials. However, many of them have not yet been able to equip themselves with the necessary machinery to collect recyclable materials. In the meantime, many have chosen to partner with private companies to collect the recyclable materials that are generated by their residents. If your local authority has chosen to partner with a private company to collect your adblue containers, then you can rest assured that your containers will be recycled.
Final Words – Should You Recycle Your Adblue Container?
We hope that after reading this guide, you’re now fully aware of the impacts that adblue containers have on the environment. Whether or not you choose to recycle your own adblue bottles, we hope that you’ll now think twice before purchasing these plastic containers in the future. At the end of the day, it’s your choice. So, if you’re still considering throwing your bottle away, take a step back and ask yourself if you really need these plastic containers in your life. If you can’t think of any legitimate reason to keep your bottle, then our final words to you would be to take it to the nearest recycling centre and enjoy the environmental benefits of recycling.