Plastic is one the most useful and popular materials of our time. It is essential that we optimize the lifespan of plastics as long as possible. Plastic is produced in 300 million tonnes each year worldwide. Most people recycle their plastics.
Plastic is a versatile and popular material that we use often. Recycling and reusing items as often as possible will reduce the need for new plastic.
We generally do plastic bottle recycling to:
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- Conserve non-renewable fossil energy (oil).
- Reduce the energy consumption in the production and use of new plastic
- Reduce the amount of solid waste that goes to landfill
- Reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere
It involves two stages:
To ensure that all contaminants are removed, sorting is done primarily automatically using a manual sort.
After being cleaned and sorted, the plastic can be either shredded or melted to make pellets. Finally, it can be molded into new products.
There are many types of plastic available. While we have been able to recycle some of these plastics for some time, and also large investments are being made in technology to increase the range of plastic materials that we can recycle.
This includes items like those used to make flexible pouches. While more plastic is being recycled, some plastics still end up in landfills, are incinerated, or are shipped abroad for recycling.