Cornwall LivingIssue #146

Breaking the cycle

Recycle Bound from Oltco is paving a more sustainable future for resin-bound surface solutions.

An innovative product that has changed the way resin driveways are laid was founded in 2019 by two best friends from Cornwall. The pair came up with a solution to tackle the never-ending issue of plastic waste. Something that’s felt perhaps more keenly by the coast in Cornwall than anywhere else, plastic pollution is having devastating effects on the environment around the world. 

Fortunately, Oltco founders Tom Stringer and John Pearce had the idea to launch Recycle Bound. Without a doubt the most popular product that the resin-bound specialists at Oltco have to offer, Recycle Bound now accounts for over 80% of all surfaces that the team install. 

Experiencing first-hand the impact that plastic waste has on our coastline, Tom and John wanted to create a product that would help make a change and reduce the waste that continues to be found daily on Cornwall’s beaches. Since, their innovative Recycle Bound has achieved great acclaim, with recognition from multiple awards including ‘Product of the Year’ at the Cornwall Business Awards, runner up for ‘Recycled Product of the Year’ in the National Recycling Awards, and ‘Sustainability Warrior’ at the British Franchise Association, an award category that was created specifically for Oltco in order to recognise its sustainability achievements.

Across the Duchy, Recycle Bound has been installed at myriad leading visitor attractions, including the Eden Project, Bodmin Jail Hotel, and the location of the G7 Summit, Carbis Bay Hotel. Not only has the product changed the future of resin driveways, it has allowed customers, domestic and commercial, to benefit from a durable and low-maintenance surface that’s as hard-wearing as it is environmentally friendly.


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