LKM Recycling Promotes a Zero-Waste Lifestyle to Mitigate UK’s Plastic Problem

As UK’s plastic problem continues to raise concerns, organisations like LKM Recycling have come forward with initiatives to mitigate its harmful effects. One of these strategies is to adopt a Zero Waste lifestyle.

[Sittingbourne, 21/12/2017] – UK’s waste problem continues to concern local authorities. Several organisations and commercial outlets have stepped forward to mitigate the effects of excessive waste and reduce its carbon footprint. The initiatives range from the implementation of smarter waste management solutions to the adoption of the so-called Zero Waste lifestyle. Kent-based company LKM Recycling has emerged as one of the leading providers of recycling services to support and promote Zero Waste.

The Alarming UK Plastic Binge

The world produces nearly 20,000 plastic bottles every second, and a million plastic bottles are bought every minute. The latter figure is projected to grow by 20 per cent by 2021, creating an environmental crisis to rival the severity of climate change.

In the UK, more than 38 million bottles are used every day. Only 50 per cent of those undergo recycling, while more than 16 million are burnt, sent to landfill or leak into the oceans and the environment.

Most plastic bottles used for water and soft drinks are made from polyethylene terephthalate (Pet), a highly recyclable material. This strengthens the call for effective recycling strategies or movements that reduce the use of plastic altogether.

Solving the Plastic Problem

The team at LKM Recycling promotes the Zero Waste lifestyle as one measure to solve the plastic problem. The company is in a constant pursuit of processes that allow them to recycle all kinds of waste materials, including plastic.

The organisation encourages businesses that produce uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) or plastic as a waste product to take steps to reduce their contribution to landfill sites.

LKM Recycling employs a zero waste-to-landfill policy and turns their customers’ waste into recycled materials. This enables businesses and facilities in the UK to greatly reduce their negative environmental impact and potentially earn from their waste.

About LKM Recycling

Founded and run by Gary Eastwood, LKM Recycling has established itself as one of the largest recycling companies in the UK. The company’s full scope of waste management solutions focuses on uPVC recycling, wood recycling, paper and cardboard recycling, metal recycling and skip and container hire. Their team are also experts in shredding and industrial services. LKM Recycling is ISO 9001 Accredited and currently applying for a 14001 accreditation for environmental management.

For more information about LKM Recycling and its services, visit

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