Environmental Impact & Recycling

All of Proptek’s products are made from reprocessed black copolymer polypropylene, except in very exceptional circumstances. Very occasionally we do need to use virgin material for when we have to make a coloured tray for a customer, but this is also a copolymer polypropylene material.

All the material we use – whether originally reprocessed or not – is quite capable of being reprocessed again at the end of its life as long as it is not too dirty or too deteriorated.  Proptek has historically bought back a lot of product from customers where they are broken or finished their useful life and has been reprocessing its containers for 20 years. 

The recycling number for polypropylene is 5.

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