Microbeads have frequency been in the news over the past few months. This is because if they are not responsibly disposed of, they can be very harmful to the environment. If you’re interested in a professional microbeads disposal service, give the BKP team a call on 0800 376 5004. Our friendly and dedicated staff will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have regarding our waste disposal solution for microbeads.


What Are Microbeads And Why Are They So Harmful?

Microbeads are included in numerous household products that many people use within their daily lives, but what are they and why are they so harmful?

Microbeads; What Are They?

Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic, usually made from polyethylene but they can be made of other plastics such as polypropylene and polystyrene.

They do have many positive uses, for example in science they can be used to separate biological materials, and in home pregnancy tests, they are used to react to hormones, forming the “telltale blue line”. (source Wired.co.uk)

However, they are also used in lots of cosmetic products such as face wash and toothpaste. These tiny pieces of plastic are very small, usually smaller than 5 millimetres; this means that microbeads are able to pass through water filtration systems. (source Greenpeace)


How Are Microbeads Affecting The Environment?

If you look at the microbeads in your face scrub or on your toothpaste, the microbeads can indeed appear tiny and harmless. However, these tiny beads enter the world’s waters and can be mistaken by fish and other aquatic creatures as tiny pieces of food; as such they can enter the food chain.

To make this even worse, plastic can act like a sponge for toxins. This means that these tiny pieces of plastic can absorb toxins such as pesticides the deposit them into the food chain. As the small creatures that eat plastic get eaten by larger creatures, and this means that the fish that reach human’s dinner plates could contain pieces of plastic.

It isn’t just marine creatures that are affected by plastic pollution. Birds too can be victims of this form of pollution. Shockingly, “plastic trash is found in 90 percent of seabirds”. (source National Geographic)


What Can Be Done About Disposing Microbeads?

There are numerous things that can be done to help the environment. Firstly you could stop using products that contain microbeads. Instead opting for products which use more environmentally friendly alternatives.

However if you are searching for a method of safely disposing of products which contain microbeads, BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd is here to help. We offer a professional microbeads disposal service. Whilst most filtration systems do not filter out microbeads when they are washed down the drain, our professional disposal solutions can responsibly manage and dispose of microbeads waste.


BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd; A Business That Respects The Environment

The planet is in serious danger, with both climate change and pollution affecting our planet it is important that we all take whatever steps we can in order to reduce the impact we have on the environment. Did you know that since the Industrial Revolution began, surface ocean waters have increased in acidity by about 30%? (source Tech Times)

Additionally “by 2050, the plastic in the world's oceans will weigh more than all the fish” (source Sky Ocean Rescue).

We understand that as a professional waste managing business; out actions have the potential to have a negative impact on the environment. We recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment and as such we take steps to minimise or reduce the impact that our actions may have.

If you would like to learn more about our commitment to the environment, please feel free to read our environmental policy. You can find our environmental policy by clicking on “BKP Information” at the top of this page; this will take you to our ‘policies, insurance and professional certification page’.

By visiting this page you will also find numerous other pieces of information about BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd such as our health and safety policy, our waste carrier certificate and information about the accreditations that we have obtained. One of the accreditations we have obtained from the International Organisation for Standardisation is an ISO 14001:2004 Environmental.


Professional Microbeads Disposal Service From BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd

Microbeads are very harmful to the environment. If you’re searching for a responsible way to dispose of them, it is very important that you choose a professional business that respects the environment.

BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd are a professional waste management business that is skilled in the disposal of numerous different types of waste including hazardous waste items such as asbestos and chemical waste disposal.

We have over 50 years of industry experience and innovative expertise. We use our experience and expertise to provide you with not only high quality waste management and disposal services, but also high quality customer service.

One of our previous customers said the following about our services,

“The job was professionally and safely carried out”.


Any Questions? Need More Information? Give Our Friendly Team A Call Today

If you would like more information regarding microbeads disposal, or any of numerous professional waste disposal solutions available from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. Our friendly and dedicated staff will be able to assist you with your enquiry and answer any questions that you have about microbeads disposal or any of the other waste solutions available from BKP Waste & Recycling Ltd.

So if you have any questions that you would like to ask our team, please get in touch with us by calling 0800 376 5004, our office opening hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.


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