We work with waste producers to maximise the value in their recyclable materials and drive the circular economy.

Clare Noble Commercial Director

Plastic Bottles HDPE milk bottles in the UK are now around 15% lighter than they were three years ago

WEEE Just 29.5% of household EEE placed on the market in 2020 was collected for recycling

Paper Making paper from recycled stock uses 70% less energy than when using virgin pulp

Driving the Circular Economy

Commodities are a vital resource that should be used again and again as part of the circular economy. Plastics, metals and paper can each have significant value and with the continuous adoption of new initiatives and legislation to encourage the use of recycled products, there has never been a better time to review options to make the most out of waste.

The UK generated the second most waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) per capita in the world in 2019, behind only Norway

Totus works with clients to help maximise their green credentials.


Pan-European Expertise

Totus is a market leader in the sourcing and selling of commodity grades and has been accredited and certified to  ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001. 

Transparent Service

Totus' commodities division was created in response to a growing requirement across our wider business to accommodate the need for transparent and reliable movement of recyclable materials.

Our aim is to support and strengthen all aspects of the recycling chain. Using the teams' extensive experience across the recycling industry, alongside Totus’ existing infrastructure and relationships, the commodities team successfully sources, audits and transports recyclable materials to responsible and compliant re-processors, where it is used to produce new products. 

5.4 million tonnes of paper and cardboard waste was generated by UK households in 2021. That's enough to fill Wembley Stadium over six times

Totus works to help clients and businesses manage their recyclable commodities

A Trusted Partner

By utilising established relationships drawn from years of experience in the industry, we have the ability to match producers with audited re-processors in the UK and across Europe. Totus offers its partners a fully transparent trail of their recyclable material through the recycling chain. 

We have proven experience trading key categories of recyclable materials:

  • Plastics
  • Paper and Card
  • WEEE

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