plastics recycling

Plastics Recycling

Plastics are used in a wide range of applications and some plastics items, such as food packaging, become waste only a short time after being purchased. Other plastic items lend themselves to be reused many times over. Reusing plastic is preferable to recycling as it uses less energy and fewer resources. According to most estimates, 80% of post-consumer plastic waste is sent to landfill, 8% is incinerated and only 7% is recycled. Since the production of plastics uses 8% of the world's oil production, it is in our best interests to recycle plastics. In addition to reducing the amount of plastics waste requiring disposal, recycling plastic will reduce the consumption of non-renewable fossil fuels, energy, the amount of solid waste going to landfill and the amount of carbon emissions.

Plastic recycling is the process of recovering plastic scrap or waste plastics (post consumer) and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their original state. For instance, this could mean melting down soft drink bottles and then casting them as plastic chairs and tables. Typically a plastic is not recycled into the same type of plastic, and products made from recycled plastics are often not recyclable.

There are various types of waste plastics available for recycling:
  1. Plastic Scrap (also called process scrap) - is the recycling of any polymers left over from the production of plastics eg. non-compliance production products.
  2. Post Consumer - is the recycling of plastic material arising from products that have undergone a first full service life prior to being recovered. eg. Used bottle of water.
Our process is designed to collect plastic scrap or non conformance materials from manufactures of plastics products or manufacturing facilities that uses plastics products for their packing. We provide an environmentally safe solution in order to help our customers to reduce and properly manage their solid waste generation.

Our mechanical recycling process reduces the size of the plastic scrap material using shredding machinery, preparing the plastic to further processing.

We can assist our customers with their excess plastic scrap or non conformance products, developing customized programs in order to implement a recycling process.

Please contact us if you want a free consultation on how to improve your solid waste reduction program or want to implement a recycling process to your excess plastic scrap or non conformance products.