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Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
Uni Cycle   The Complete Recycling System
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Uni Cycle The Complete Recycling System

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I\'ve invented a plastic recycling system. Please see attached presentation. Feel free to discuss with me.

I\'ve invented a plastic recycling system. Please see attached presentation. Feel free to discuss with me.

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  • 1. Uni-Cycle © The Complete Recycling System David Dean [email_address] 020 8542 2434 07962 802 540
  • 2. The Uni-Cycle © process <ul><li>Improving ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’ </li></ul><ul><li>A unique process that saves resources by doubling the amount of plastic recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Deals with bio-degradable products for the first time </li></ul><ul><li>A 5 step plan from birth to completion </li></ul><ul><li>of the waste system </li></ul>
  • 3. Unique recycling system <ul><li>Increases the amount of plastics recycled </li></ul><ul><li>Helps consumers looked for plastic they can recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the amount of recyclable products that waste processors take by improving the waste process </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a very simple marketing campaign to switch consumers on to plastic recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to change the laws making all consumer products recyclable with clearer labelling </li></ul>
  • 4. Why the Uni-Cycle © quest <ul><li>Oil based plastic is an increasingly rare and expensive resource </li></ul><ul><li>Only 20% of plastic is recycled in the UK (EU Directive doesn’t improve on this figure!) </li></ul><ul><li>Most plastic ends up in Landfill </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic might be used for just 10 minutes but take 100 years or longer to degrade! </li></ul><ul><li>Biodegradable products disrupt the system…until now </li></ul>
  • 5. Step 1 - The Uni-Cycle © solution <ul><li>Introduce Colour By Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic recycling numbers in triangles are hard to find </li></ul><ul><li>They are even harder to pick up at the waste disposal end! </li></ul><ul><li>The Uni-Cycle Solution: Colour by numbers . Bright colours backing up the code numbers are easier to see </li></ul><ul><li>Use the colours of the rainbow. 7 primary colours </li></ul><ul><li>1 – PET / PETE = Red </li></ul><ul><li>2 – HDPE = Orange </li></ul><ul><li>3 – PVC = Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>4 – LDPE = Green </li></ul><ul><li>5 – PP = Blue </li></ul><ul><li>6 – PS = Indigo </li></ul><ul><li>7 – Resin = Violet </li></ul>7 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 6. Integrating biodegradable <ul><li>Biodegradable might be a good idea </li></ul><ul><li>Being identical to plastics, when they get into the waste system they could be sold as plastics & deteriorate reducing value </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying biodegradable by number and colour separates them from plastic polymers that can be recycled = Biodegradable </li></ul>0 7 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0
  • 7. Step 2 – Retailers to be part of the process <ul><li>Recycling information can be more prominent: </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling detail can be front of brand & backed by rainbow colours where possible </li></ul><ul><li>Coloured triangle with usual polymer type number </li></ul><ul><li>Next to the product’s price on the shelf could be a recycling description? </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on major component of packaging </li></ul>7 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 8. Step 3 - Consumer campaign <ul><li>- When consumers bin their empties then they should following 4 simple steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Check unique waste collectors Uni-Cycle© poster </li></ul><ul><li>Can the plastic be recycled by waste collector? </li></ul><ul><li>If yes, wash the package </li></ul><ul><li>Drop into the correct recycling receptacle </li></ul><ul><li>Using the unique Uni-Cycle© poster </li></ul><ul><li>there will be more recyclable materials </li></ul><ul><li>put in the recycling bins </li></ul>
  • 9. The Uni-Cycle © poster <ul><li>‘ The Uni-Cycle © Circle’ Poster is unique to every Waste Collector. Consumer get one annually and display in kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Uses the wheel of a Uni-Cycle split into 8 pies </li></ul><ul><li>7 colours, 7 bright colours of the rainbow – easy! (+ 0 for PLA) </li></ul><ul><li>Posters are produced centrally for lowest cost and least effort </li></ul><ul><li>Authorities order via a simple website </li></ul><ul><li>Type in what can be collected for recycling & artwork will appear on screen then printed </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers will see ‘green’ for what can be collected and ‘red’ for what cannot be. Always by number / colour not product </li></ul>
  • 10. Step 4 - Changing the laws <ul><li>Resource efficiency will not be achieved without a change in the law </li></ul><ul><li>The colour by numbers recycling bill is a simple change </li></ul>7 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 11. Step 5 - The waste collection system <ul><li>Consumers can’t recycle if the waste collector won’t recycle it </li></ul><ul><li>Many waste processors don’t recycle all that they can </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>No market for the materials or… </li></ul><ul><li>No facilities to recycle </li></ul><ul><li>But the Uni-Cycle team will work with Processors to increase recycling </li></ul><ul><li>They are the weak link because landfill is profitable </li></ul>
  • 12. Technology drives recycling <ul><li>Most recycled products can be processed and sorted using optical reading technology </li></ul><ul><li>The industry has to buy into technology to boost plastic recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Uni-Cycle © will audit the waste processor and advise them how to recycle more products using technology as well as updating their processes </li></ul><ul><li>This task is long but necessary as this is one of the major barriers to a better use of resources </li></ul>
  • 13. Uni-Cycle © - Conclusion <ul><li>Colours by numbers to be implemented on paper based labels </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce 0 for PLA </li></ul><ul><li>Make recycling symbols prominent </li></ul><ul><li>Create Universal Uni-Cycle © poster </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest price as ordered and design online </li></ul><ul><li>Each authority will get own poster </li></ul><ul><li>Work with waste processors to put recycling at the centre of their operations </li></ul>

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