How can we recycle plastic?

Plastics can be recycled by the following steps :

Step 1-Sorting: Plastics are sorted according to the polymer type.

Step 2-Shredding: In this step, Plastics are shredded into smaller pieces.

Step 3: Washing: Plastics are washed thoroughly.

Step 4: Melting: Plastics are melted in this step to form a fused product.

Step 5: Pellets: The molten plastic is formed into pellets and made into new products.

  • Sorting is mainly done automatically with a manual sort to ensure all contaminants have been removed

  • Once sorted and cleaned, plastic can either be shredded into flakes or melt processed to form pellets before finally being moulded into new products.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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