PPS Pipeline carries out major installations of pipelines for energy and utility applications. The giant pipes are delivered in sections and rope is wrapped around these sections at certain intervals to act as protection from damage in transit. As a consequence of this project, Collecteco were approached to deal with some 5 tonnes of 3 metre long, mixed polymer rope waste.
Collecteco were tasked with finding an alternative to landfilling this waste stream. Although made of PP and PET strands, the two polymers could be easily separated by hand with a few strategic cuts and the original plan was for Collecteco to commission a project for people with learning difficulties, but further investigation revealed a good reuse opportunity. We had to assume that the rope was non-load bearing so could not be reused in conventional rope use terms, but we were approached by the Children’s Scrapstore, who make “
+ C02 Reduction
+ Jobs/Training Created: Collection/warehousing/delivery/income for Scrapstore
+ Landfill Diverted: 5000kg