Brick and rubble sacks
Rubble sacks are extra strong, 520 gauge heavy duty bags. Rubble bags are ideal for heavy masonry and brick removal and or disposal.
Rubble sacks are perfect for gardeners, DIYers and builders taking their rubbish to the local tip, as they are resistant to tears and punctures and with careful use can be reused again and again saving you money on cheaper black bag alternatives.
Disposal of asbestos
Asbestos is a small fibrous material, widely used as an insulator in buildings and domestic goods. It has also been much used in building materials such as gutters, down spouts and roofing sheets.
It can be harmful if breathed in, although its effects may not be seen for years and therefore its disposal is controlled and you will probably need a permit. The asbestos will need to be placed in special asbestos bags, which you should purchase when you apply for the permit.
Manufacturers of brick and rubble sacks include:
There are many types of packaging all for specific uses. To obtain information about other types of polythene bags or polythene film, visit:
Eco friendly alternatives
Plastic and polythene packaging are often considered less green than their glass or paper-based alternatives. Plastic and polythene packaging are actually one of the greenest forms of packaging and helps cost-effectively expand shelf-lives and reduce wastage of food and other perishables. Did you know for instance that:
- Plastic packaging can be recycled, cheapily and easily and requires less energy to do so than paper, card or glass
- Plastic packaging has a very low carbon footprint compared to glass and paper requiring only a tiny fraction of the energy they need to produce
- Polythene is significantly lighter than glass and paper and so results in significantly lower carbon emissions when transported
If you want to know more the following sites specialise in environmentally-friendly packaging:
You might also be interested in the following environmentally-friendly packaging sites:
Research and resources
For more detailed information brick and rubble sacks including how they are manufactured and the different types of packaging products available, please see:
Goldstork: interesting directory where best of the web links are put into specific categories to help you find exactly what your looking for. On Goldstork you will also find selected information and links to great websites specialised in rubbish bags.
PackagingKnowledge: with articles and news regarding the flexible polythene packaging industry including this article on waste bags and sacks.
PlasticBags.uk.com: plastic packaging directory where users and businesses can easely add their packaging product listings for free. Find useful websites about waste bags and rubbish bags at PlasticBags.uk.com
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