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Legacy tree shelters removed for recycling

by | 23 Jan 24 | Nature & Biodiversity, News, Sustainability

National Highways has removed roadside legacy tree shelters for collection and recycling. Led by more than 25 volunteers, a large number of shelters were taken from the A428 across October. 

This was supported by Tubex as part of its tree shelter collection and recycling programme launched in 2021. Volunteers collected approximately 2000 used shelters.  

Supplier relationship manager at National Highways East, Rob Barron says: “We received a number of complaints from the public about the length of time some of the tree shelters had been left in place, so we decided to hold a volunteering day to start the process of removing the shelters.” 

Removed shelters were collected by Tubex and processed into recycles polypropylene which will be used to manufacture new Tubex recyclable tree shelters.  

“We’re really pleased with how the day went and our thanks goes to all the staff who gave up their time to help out – and also to Tubex, which has the perfect infrastructure in place to recycle shelters once they reach their end-of-life,” says Barron. 

Louise Allen, key account manager at Tubex says that “establishing an infrastructure to ensure that tree shelters can be easily recycled is a key priority for Tubex.”

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