Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Action Tanks

Noosaville QLD

from Don Matthews
to info@actiontanks.com.au
Oct 13, 2008 3:59 PM
recycling spent poly tank
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Dear Action Tanks,

I notice you sell 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


from Don Matthews
to info@actiontanks.com.au
Oct 29, 2008
: recycling spent poly tank
mailed-by gmail.com

Dear Action Tanks,

I have been waiting for a response. Is there a problem?

Don Matthews


from Jeremiah Myo-Min
to donmatthews7@gmail.com
date Oct 29, 2008
subject Fwd: recycling spent poly tank

Hi Don,

We are having some issues with our network server and some emails were lost.

Answer to your question are as follow;

Poly Tank Industry recycle plastic by re-milling process. Such recycled plastics were used in making of different products eg. Troughs, Gardens Tools, Plants containers and more.

Every material has a life that will eventually be broken-down completely if you do not attempt anything to recover it.

In relation to poly tanks, Action Tanks issue 10 Years warranty on the its product which is in-line with the industry warranty. End user must maintain the tank system (yearly) and check the tank strength on regular basis (after 10 years).

At some point, the tank will be no longer strong enough to hold the liquid due to stress factors over a long period. At that point, you will need to replace the tank. This could possibly be 25-30 years later depending on the conditions.

Bottom line is that your tank will need replacing well before the material was broken down completely. End of the life for poly tank is when the tank is no longer able to perform its function (hold water), NOT at the point when the tank was completely broken down. At the end of its life, your poly tank can still be recycled.

I hope this answer your question.


Jeremiah Myo-Min
Manager (Quality Assurance, Compliance & Regulations)
P + 61 7 5442 4242
F + 61 7 5442 4240
E jeremiah@actiontanks.com.au
www. actiontanks.com.au


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