Use your head for hard hat recycling

Use your head for hard hat recycling

Scott Direct has joined the National Hard Hat Recycling Scheme to ensure all of the plastic from end-of-life hard hats is fully recovered and recycled back into new plastic pellets.

This simple membership scheme encourages businesses to send hard hats directly to a dedicated recycling facility where they are destroyed, recycled and the pellets are then sent back into UK manufacturing as a raw material. In this way, all hard hats are fully recycled right here in the UK.

Every year, the UK throws away several million hard hats, which usually end up in general waste. The chances of them being recycled back into new plastics is slim. The National Hard Hat Recycling Scheme aims to change that by diverting hard hats into a dedicated waste processing facility, thereby ensuring all hat waste is fully recycled.

Omer Kutluoglu, Director at Yes Recycling, said: “Whether it’s just one or two hats popped into a cardboard box and sent from a local post office, or a full lorry load of hats that have been consolidated from sites nationally, members can rest assured that their waste plastic materials are being fully recovered, responsibly, and won’t be ending up being dumped, whether home or overseas, to be left as an environmental hazard.”

How it works: At Yes Recycling, all hats are completely destroyed by being shred down into 10mm flakes. These flakes are then separated into their constituent polymer elements, washed, dried and then melted down and filtered. The pure molten polymer is then made back into brand new polymer pellets, which are the universal raw material format for all plastic item manufacturing.

We will be returning all end-of-life hard hats from throughout our business as well as any out-of-date stock. Not only that, our customers can also send their hard hats directly to YES for recycling as part of our membership.

YES Hard Hat Recycling


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