The plastics industry has rapidly grown over the last few decades and the need for waste management has increased aggressively. Nearly 350 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year, world-wide. Packaging of produce such as bottles make up for 40 percent of the plastic produced which most of the time ends up in landfills.
Some of the advantages to recycling plastics are conservation of energy, saves petroleum, reduction in CO2 emissions and saves rubbish tip space which in turn help to keep our air and water clear.
TYPES OF COMMON PLASTICS?
Whether it is Polystyrene (PS), Polypropylene (PP), Low-density polyethene (LDPE), Plasticised Polyvinyl chloride or polyvinyl chloride (PVC), High-density polyethene (HDPE), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), all plastic can be difficult to recycle.
THE RECYCLING PROCESS
A simple recycling process consists of stages like collecting, sorting, shredding, cleaning and palletising. The type of process used to recycle plastics depends on the types of plastic and also the resin code it obtains; differentiated by numerical classification 1-7. Keeping in mind, not all plastics are recyclable. For example, PET has the highest recycling value where as some form of Polystyrene and other plastics such as acrylic and plastic bags may not be able to be recycled due to high risk of clogging processing machinery and is therefore not economically or environmentally effective.
USING PLASTIC WASTE SPECIALISTS
Making sure that plastics are in the hands of a professional service ensures the process is done in an efficient and effective manner. Here at Recycling Management we are able to work with you to create an effective custom build recycling solution which is eco-friendly and efficient. You can see the services we offer on our services page on our website or if you would prefer, get in touch with a member of our team today to find out how we can help you.
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