Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rotech (manufacturer QLD)

Poly tank manufacturer
Acacia Ridge Qld


from Don Matthews
to
sales@rotechaust.com.au
Sep 23, 2008
Recycling spent poly tank
mailed-by gmail.com

Dear Rotech,


I notice you manufacture poly rainwater tanks and wondered if you could help me.I am wanting to buy a poly tank but would like to know if it can be recycled when it eventually is broken down by sunlight. I would like to think I was doing the right thing by the environment in buying a tank which can be recycled at the end of its life.

Thanks for your help
Don Matthews

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Reply

Dear Don

We manufacture our poly tanks from food grade plastic which can be recycled.

Regards
Deb

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from Don Matthews
to Sales ResourceMailbox
Sep 24, 2008
Re: recycling spent poly tank
mailed-by gmail.com

Dear Deb,

Thankyou for your reply. Just to clarify . I am aware clean plastic such as offcuts, seconds etc can and are currently being recycled but what about fully UV degraded plastic (spent) which is what my tank and millions of others will be in 20 years. Can they be recycled? If they cannot (which I am hoping is not the case) we could have a amajor environmental problem on our hands. No doubt the industry have thought of this and sorted the problem out and I am worrying for nothing. Could you please clarify this and put my mind to rest?

Thanks

Don

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fromSales ResourceMailbox
toDon Matthews Sep 24, 2008
subjectRE: recycling spent poly tank

Dear Don

The answer to your question is yes. Even after 20 years the plastic can still be recycled it would only be the outer wall of the tank that may be affected.
Hope this clarifies it for you.

Regards
Deb
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