Recycling of Used Plastics Ltd.  RECOUP


1 Metro Centre
Welbeck Way
UK-PE2 7UH Peterborough

Tel. +44 1733 390021



What is Recoup?

  • Recoup is the UK's leading authority on plastics waste management, providing expertise and guidance to a wide range of clients across the plastics supply, use and disposal chain.
  • Recoup is built on a network of members and associated organisations across all sectors involved in plastics manufacture, use, disposal and recycling.
  • Recoup works with many other leading international plastics recycling organisations to ensure that it stimulates the implementation of latest best practices and developments world-wide.

What does Recoup do?

Recoup works to maximise efficient plastics recycling. It does this by activities in the following areas:

  • Stimulating the development of sustainable plastics waste management, especially the development of plastics recycling schemes across the UK
  • Undertaking research and analysis to identify good practices and remove barriers to the development of efficient plastics recycling systems
  • Providing expert technical support, training and consultancy services for the development of efficient plastics recycling schemes for local government and waste contractors
  • Promoting the use of recycled plastics in high quality end products
  • Providing strategic guidance, training and consultancy services to plastics supply chain businesses on the commercial opportunities and risks resulting from a growth in recycling and associated legislation
  • Representing the interests of the plastics recycling supply chain to National Government and other key stakeholders and lobbying for improved national approaches and allocation of finance

Providing accurate information, educational material and local promotional services to increase consumers’ use of current plastic collection facilities and to encourage the development of new facilities.

Recoup works primarily on projects in the UK and also provides consultancy services to support international programmes.

Articles, reports and newsletters on this website highlight specific examples of our activities.

Marketing collected plastics

Recoup owns and operates a plastic recyclables trading business, Recoup Services Limited. This provides a marketing and collection service to suppliers of baled plastics. The activities carried out by Recoup Services are listed below. Each year any net income from Recoup Services is donated to Recoup.

  • Purchasing post-consumer plastic bottles/containers for recycling and monitoring international markets to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Providing a collection service for baled plastics from suppliers sites.
  • Managing the legal requirements of waste carrier licences, appropriate shipping tracking documentation and meets all other appropriate statutory requirements for the shipment of waste.
  • Obtaining and marketing PRN/PERNs and using revenue to provide enhanced prices for baled plastic packaging
    Its bulk purchasing and supply position enables the company to offer secure markets, excellent rates and a unique service focussed on the requirements of plastic bottle recycling.

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