Sustainable resin bound driveway company Oltco Cornwall is continuing to play its part in reducing plastic wastage.

Since being launched 2019 by directors Johnny Pearce and Tom Stringer, its Recycle Bound solution has led to recycling the equivalent of more than 122 million plastic straws in driveways up and down the country.

Although mainly used on driveways, paths and patios for the domestic market, Recycle Bound has also been used on larger commercial projects such as the Eden Project, Trevornick Holiday Park, Bodmin Jail Hotel and the location of the G7 Summit, Carbis Bay Hotel. To date, Oltco has recycled the equivalent of 882,000 plastic straws at the Eden Project.

Recycle Bound is made utilising waste plastic (straws, plastic drink bottles and food packaging) from a plastic recycling point, where it is sorted and then crushed into a more manageable size. This is then granulated and mixed with Oltco’s resin blend. Each square metre of Recycle Bound consists of the equivalent of 3,000 plastic straws. Therefore, if Recycle Bound was laid on a standard 50 square metre drive, the equivalent of 150,000 plastic straws would be recycled in the process.

Pearce said: “We’re so proud that Recycle Bound has hit this major milestone as it’s a testament to how great the product is. We’re thankful for the customers that have come on board and it’s an amazing achievement that Recycle Bound transformations are taking place across the UK.”