Many people don’t know that there are 7 different types of plastic, and not all of them can be recycled. Many countries only recycle PET and HDPE, and some countries – like Hong Kong – recycle also LDPE and PP. In most countries PVC, PS and ‘Other” cannot be recycled at all.
This means you should not throw all your plastic in the recycling bin and assume it is fully recycled. Globally, only 10% of all plastic waste is recycled. In Hong Kong that’s 13%. The rest ends up in landfills or worse, in the environment.
Before recycling, plastic needs to be clean (no labels, no food residues). If you leave it with labels or dirty at the recycling point there is a very big chance that it ends up in the landfill…
SHRETT helps you recycle the proper way and guarantees 100% recycling!
Some customers ask us: Why don’t you just collect my plastic and take it to a recycling plant? There are a few reasons:
Shrett Limited was founded in 2021 by a team based in Hong Kong. As active recyclers we became highly frustrated with the current status of plastic recycling in Hong Kong – and the world. We blame the producers of plastic for the pollution that it causes, but WE ALSO HAVE TO BLAME OURSELVES! Shrett is changing the behaviour of consumers towards plastic and plastic recycling. Awareness of what can and what cannot be recycled and how to properly dispose of plastic for recycling will change the attitude of people towards plastic, and eventually reduces the use of plastic and prevents further plastic pollution.
No more wishcycling!