Here at Recycled Mats we are passionate about finding solutions, we have had the desire to create a circular economy for our main product line, being our recycled plastic mats, for years now, and 2021 is bringing us one step closer to that goal.
When I originally founded the business I was passionate about creating a product from waste plastic, a product that many companies were creating using virgin plastic. When I discovered that RPET could be used I put my hand up and said let's do this, and to date, we have helped repurpose from landfill an estimated 250,000 kg (and naturally this number continues to grow daily) which we are very proud of and are equally as proud to be Australia's largest retailer of RPET mats.
For a time this was fabulous, however as the years have gone by I have wanted to do one better and be able to offer our customers another solution to re-recycle their mats back to us to be able to create another new RPET product, giving our recycled mats another useful and practical life. After all, nothing lasts forever and our mats do have a life span too.
So, Nu & I are excited to announce that we are one step closer for this to become a reality, we are hoping that by the end of 2021 we will be able to offer our customers the ability to send back any mat that we have manufactured, and we will repurpose it into another product.
We often get asked if our mats are recyclable after their lifespan has finished. In the past, we have been forced to answer, that they can be, but it's up to your own local council, as some do and some don't. This has been far from an ideal solution, so we have gone about finding the answer so that we can say YES!
So please continue to watch this space as we try and test out our ideas and concepts out (yes we have already started - eekkkk so exciting) and set up a new manufacturing space to house these new ideas and machinery, that we will inevitably need to put our idea into practice.
In the meantime...KEEP YOUR MAT!
If you are done with it or have found that its life span has come to an end, pop it in the garage or under the spare bed and give us some more time to complete our research and put our plans into action.
Naturally, with any new product development, we need to test out a fair few things to ensure we can safely create a new product that the market will wish to devour, and when we do, we will update our community via EDM and socials and put the word out that we are able to accept our old mats back to create a practical, affordable Australian made re-recycled product!
Thanks for being a part of the journey with us, we are always looking at ways we can do things better. If you have any ideas that may help us with the re-recycling concept then we would LOVE to hear from you... please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you. JJ Stranan, Founder of RM 2009