Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Coastline Plastics

Undanderra NSW

from Don Matthews
Oct 16, 2008
Recycling spent poly tank
mailed-by gmail.com

Dear Coastline Plastics,

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


from De Rooy
to Don Matthews
Oct 17, 2008
Re: Recycling spent poly tank
mailed-by optusnet.com.au

Yes. Polyethylene is a recyclable product, though at present It is very difficult to find such a recycler to take your tank. however maybe by the time it does break down it would be more common.. Our tanks are expected to last well over 20 years (that's just the warranty/guarantee.
I have personally seen polyethylene tanks that are 23 years old and they do not look even faded let alone are starting to become brittle. So it will be long time before you need to seek a recycler.

Michelle De Rooy
Coastline Plastics Water Tanks


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