Sustainable resin driveway business, Oltco, which is led in Gloucester by Brian Wright, is tackling the issue of plastic waste, has recycled the equivalent of more than 30 million plastic straws on driveways up and down the country and at some of the UK’s leading hotels and attractions.
Originally established in Cornwall as a family business, the Oltco story began in 2004, selling and installing non-slip solutions for homes and businesses. Today Oltco is the UK’s leading supplier and installer of resin solutions.
Recycle Bound is made using waste plastic (straws, plastic drink bottles and plastic food packaging) from a plastic recycling point, each square metre of Recycle Bound consists of the equivalent of 3,000 plastic straws.
Recycle Bound has been so successful it is already winning awards including being named runner up for ‘Recycled Product of the Year’ in the National Recycling Awards.
Although mainly used on driveways, paths and patios for the domestic market, Recycle Bound has also been used on larger commercial projects.
Oltco’s Co-Director, Tom Stringer, said: “The issue of plastic waste has long been a concern for us here at Oltco, we see first-hand the impact it’s having on our beaches and wider environment. It is a totally awesome product which is hard wearing and will last for years and helps rid the world of some of the plastic waste.”
Oltco Gloucester’s Brian Wright added: “Recycle Bound has been hugely successful and we are grateful for all the individuals, and local companies based in Gloucester, who have come on board in a bid to help us tackle the global issue of plastic waste. We are proud to have already installed Recycle Bound in areas including Stonehouse, King Stanley and Cam.”
Oltco Director, Johnny Pearce, added: “We are now working on another world-first product that will also utilise waste plastic and will be a game changer when it is launched later this year so watch this space.”
Picture shows Brian Wright