Specialist recycling company Boomerang Plastics has been working with the SME team at Warwick Manufacturing Group, a core part of the HVM Catapult, to explore opportunities for the re-use of a well-known yoghurt manufacturer’s plastic pots.
Each day waste from plastic pots is created from the manufacturing process. Boomerang saw the potential of developing a material out of the waste that could be re-sold into new markets.
The SME Team’s Dr Kylash Makenji has helped test the thermal properties of the waste material, characterise and injection mould it to assess the feasibility of re-developing and re-selling it. Dan Jordan, General Manager of Boomerang Plastics said: “We now have verification that our ideas work and there are novel ways to re-use waste materials.”