Australia and the United Kingdom
Reject stock, extrusion and tool part waste are ground into pellets and used to manufacture other products that are not required to be food safe or colour matched.
Customer returns and reject parts from assembly are collected and returned (sorted by material) to the manufacturer to be pelletised and used to manufacture products not required to meet food safety standards. In the UK, we currently store reject tritan parts while we look for a local commercial recycling solution.
End of life
Replacement parts are available, so you can replace the part, not the product. Polypropylene is recyclable in most household waste collections, just place it in your recycle bin. The clear Tritan cup may be placed in your recycling bin if your local councel accepts #7 hard plastics. The numbers on plastic packaging do not relate to recycling, they refer to the material type for purposes of sorting. Due to low recycling rates for plastic, these classifications have not been updated since the 1980's. #7 is 'other' a catch all for all non classified plastics. Less than 10% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled. Currently, 40% of all plastic produced globally is for single-use packaging. Reusable solutions are the only way forward to meaningfully reduce waste and pollution.
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