Reject stock, extrusion and tool part waste are ground into pellets and used to manufacture other products that are not required to be food safe or colour matched.
In Australia, customer returns and reject parts from assembly are collected and returned (sorted by material) to the manufacturer to be pelletised and used to manufacture products not required to meet food safety standards. In the UK, we currently store reject tritan parts while we look for a local commercial recycling solution.
End of life
Replacement parts are available, so you can replace the part, not the product. The tritan sleeve may be placed in your recycling bin if your local council accepts #7 hard plastics. Due to low recycling rates for plastic, recycle classifications have not been updated since the 1980s. #7 is 'other', a catch-all for all new and non-classified plastics. Less than 10% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled. Currently, 45% of all plastic produced globally is for single-use packaging. Reusable solutions are the only way forward to meaningfully reduce waste and pollution.