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Waste Interchange encounters huge diversity

A year after relaunching as a commercial service, Waste Interchange has expressed amazement at the huge variety of materials that have changed hands.

Talking about some of the more unusual items that UK businesses have posted on its website, managing director Andrew Young stated that materials come from all kinds of businesses and are re-used and recycled in lots of different ways.

While Young suggested that this just goes to show that every company has a particular recycling problem and are always looking out for new solutions, he noted that regular loads of plastic, metal, paper, cardboard, textiles and wood are dealt with.

On top of these, seemingly stranger streams such as five tonnes of Wellington boots, tyres from a whole fleet of golf buggies, dog and cat food tins from an animal sanctuary, bakers dough, shredded nappy liners and latex gloves also appeared.

The site also dealt with a large amount of industrial uniforms, with 1,000 shirts, 400 pairs of trousers and 200 jackets and fleeces changing hands. 

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