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KEYKEG COLLECTION: THE REAL IMPACT OF OUR ECO DRIVE

Date posted 29th October 2019

NicheSolutions’ eco-friendly drive is proving to have a real impact as we continue to collect KeyKegs from around the country.

The weight of all the material we’ve collected for recycling now stands at over 2 tonnes, and we’re adding to the total by collecting from beer festivals and concerts.

As one of the main suppliers of KeyKegs in the UK, the 125,000+ plastic kegs we deliver every year now no longer go to landfill. Previously, breweries and bars have struggled to recycle KeyKegs because they are made from mixed elements. Even when collected for recycling, for this reason many KeyKegs have ended up being sent to landfill.

With a special new cutter, we’re separating the PET plastic outer shell of the KeyKegs from the HDPE base and rim, then the compactor reduces the shells to a flat form ready for recycling by Lightweight Containers.

The OneCircle initiative aims to create “a circular economy for complex compound thermoplastics including plastic kegs.” Working on a non-profit basis, NicheSolutions will be able to return materials from breweries to the manufacturer, and together we’ll be able to achieve 100 per cent “cradle to cradle” recycling.

Please call us to book in your KeyKeg collection. 

It is essential that all kegs booked in for collection and are completely empty. KeyKegs still containing any beer will not be collected. Kegs should be depressurised but not crushed.