Are there any environmental benefits of using acrylic?

There are some environmental benefits of using acrylic…
At Abplas we are committed to evaluating the environmental impact of the plastics we use. We only use suppliers who have their own environmental and sustainability policies, and we continually try to improve and reduce environmental impacts. Acrylic is one type of plastic we regularly supply to our customers. We use acrylic frequently to fabricate with. We are keen to use acrylic as it has several environmental benefits. Some of the environmental benefits of using acrylics are as follows:

Insulation Properties
The thermal conductivity of acrylic is about one sixth of that of glass
In glazing applications, the heat loss through Perspex is around 8% less than glass
Acrylic is Non-Toxic
Non-toxic to aquatic organisms and inert in the environment
Suitable for food contact
No dioxins given off in a fire
Outstanding durability extends the life of many products
Longer lifespan means less frequent replacement
High Molecular Weight
Unrivaled weatherability
Good chemical resistance
Half the weight of glass
Lower transportation costs and therefore lower carbon dioxide emissions
Significant savings in structural support components when used in construction
Unrivalled weatherability
Good chemical resistance
Acrylic is easy to reuse and recycle
PMMA (poly-methyl methacrylate can be readily recycled back to the original raw material ‘monomer’ – regardless of colour or aesthetic effect.
Moreover, we at Abplas, are dedicated to reducing waste, increasing efficiency and reusing and recycling plastics where ever possible. We will always try to get the maximum amount of usage out of each sheet of material thus producing as little waste as we can.

In addition to this, as part of our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of the plastics we supply, we offer free recycling of any acrylic or polycarbonate purchased from us. Most importantly, if you are looking for a product for short term use we will generally recommend you using acrylic or polycarbonate due to their recycling properties.

In conclusion, we work closely with Perspex Distribution Ltd and our other suppliers to make sure we are doing everything we can to ensure we are environmentally responsible.

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