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Glass Reinforced Plastic also commonly known as Fiberglass and Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP). It is a composite material. This means consists of two or more essential materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties. Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) is exactly what it suggests. GRP is plastic reinforced by fine fibers made of glass and resin.
GRP is flexible, strong, durable, light-weight. As such, it’s used in many different industries. Organisations may use GRP for Architectural Structures, Construction Materials, Safety Apparatus and Boat Manufacturing, to name a few.
Manufacturers who use GRP will naturally produce waste throughout the production processes. Historically, 100% of this problematic waste stream would have gone as General Waste. It will have gone straight to landfill. However, Agecko’s ‘in-house’ waste specialist has found a new solution. We use an alternative greener, GRP recycling solution.
Agecko UK Ltd work alongside Composites UK. We educate and encourage companies to get involved with GRP recycling. The most common outlet for this waste stream would be Waste to Energy. The GRP is shredded, baled and transported to a ‘Waste to Energy Plant’ and burnt.
This process generates energy in the form of heat from the primary treatment of waste. Waste is processed into a fuel source. The only remaining waste after the burn is the actual glass fibers. These fibers sit within the Incinerator Bottom Ash (ICA) and is collected. Ash is processed to make an aggregate suitable for construction projects and in the manufacture of asphalt.
Agecko UK Ltd are a leading waste management provider. We use innovative and traditional solutions to ensure waste and recycling options best fit our customers’ needs. Contact our experienced waste management team to discuss your requirements. We offer short and long-term greener solutions for your wasted glass reinforced plastic.