Trashbag Rubbish Bags
are made using post consumer recycled plastic.
Pre Consumer Waste
is simply when a plastic bag is made from waste during manufacturing. A film is blown in the factory and cut into the required shape, the off cuts fall to the factory floor and are simply swept up and put back through the extruders. This is standard practice and done at every factory on the planet. It is easy to do as the plastic is clean and dry as it has not been out into the world and done anything, there are no contaminates and no effort required in collecting the off cuts. As the off cuts have never actually been used for anything then using them to make a product is not RECYCLING it is simply USING. Every polyethylene rubbish bag in use will almost certainly contain a certain %age of pre consumer waste.
Is when the plastic has been out into the world and used as something else, a singlet bag, a carton liner , stretch wrap etc etc. It has then been collected and taken to our specialised repurposing plant where it is shredded, washed, dried and then repalletized. These pallets are then sent next door to the processing factory and made into rubbish bags. This is true recycling and as “eco” sensible as you will find in this space.