Even though it was seven years’ ago (2017) that Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 television programme alerted the wider public to the dangers posed by uncontrolled levels of plastic waste, little seems to have been done since then to try and solve the problem, if a recently (March 2024) conducted survey is anything to go by.

The Big Plastic Count, conducted by Greenpeace UK and Everyday Plastic, with academic support from the Revolution Plastics Institute at the University of Portsmouth, found that UK households discard an estimated 90 billion plastic pieces annually, with only 17% being recycled domestically.

Obviously, too little is still being done and the problem is only going to get worse.

Thankfully, QM Recycled Energy (QMRE) is, in the second half of 2024, launching a UK nationwide network of VIXLA plastic waste-2-oil systems which, with further processing, turns the oil back into new and renewable plastic.

To find out more about our plans for reducing the impact of plastic waste log onto www.qmre.ltd.