Plastic in the Environment

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In our normal process of work, we are regularly stripping small sections of UPVc coating off our lightning protection tapes and the method we use produces quite small slivers that could easily be picked up or even digested by birds and animals, as well as the more obvious creation of waste in working areas when left.

To combat this, we have recently adopted the use of rock-climbing chalk bags on our work belts, these are small enough to pop all the offcuts into as we work and yet not to create any problems with weight or affects on our movement. We’ve received positive feedback from sites since they have seen us taking this extra bit of care to keep our work areas so clean!

There are many versions of these bags available online or at outdoor stores, but the type we selected can easily be attached to our work belts and even has a small pocket built in, you can also use disposable bags with this, though we haven’t found that to be necessary.

At the end of each day it takes just a few minutes to separate the materials for recycling and we have now found recycling facilities that will take 90% of our offcut materials for reuse, which is a great way to cut costs on disposal and do an extra bit for the environment.

Electricians in particular could easily adopt this to avoid all those cut ends you often see kicking around sites, but we are sure there could be other applications where small amounts of waste are created.

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One thought on "Plastic in the Environment"

  1. David McCann says:

    Great idea. Especially for sparks to put their waste in as they go. Save the plastic /copper waste entering drains or having to be picked up.

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