Making old plastic new again

In an effort to tackle plastic waste, Veolia is taking unrecycled plastic bags and working with a leading plastics manufacturer to create new ones.

The old shopping bags are collected, washed, shredded into pellets and then blown into bubbles of plastic film which can make new bags. So far, the process has recycled 1,000 tons of plastic bags and created 500,000 garbage bags that will be distributed to local residents. 

Learn more about the project at "Veolia closes the loop on Southwark's plastic bags," (, July 15, 2015) 

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