Plastic Waste Recycling Newport
A large proportion of the world’s materials are made from plastic. Twenty times as many people are now using it now than fifty years ago. Additionally, non-recycled plastic flies into the ocean, which absorbs the majority of carbon dioxide and holds 97 percent of the world’s water. The best way to keep this from happening any further is by employing really good plastic recycling practises that will serve your business in the long run. Call us today on 01633 910 340.
We’ll not only give you the best plastic recycling service Newport has to give, we’ll also provide you with free bins and a waste audit. If you have any plastic waste management or recycling needs, our team in Newport stands ready to assist you. You can reduce waste at the source, save money, and protect the environment by using our recycling services.
What is Plastic Waste Recycling?
Plastic recycling refers to the practice of recovering waste plastic and turning it into quality and functional products. In plastic recycling, excessive levels of plastic pollution are eliminated while virgin resources are less consumed to make new plastic items. Plastic remains out of landfills and other unexpected places like the ocean with this method. However, economic and logistical considerations determine the extent to which they are recycled. The most widely recycled plastics are PET and HDPE, which are used to make soft drink and milk bottles. As with most durable plastics, plastic packaging can be recycled.
The mechanical recycling process involves breaking down plastic mechanically without altering its chemical structure. Plastics can also be recycled chemically, altering the chemical structure of the plastic. Plastics, including food-grade packaging, can be recycled in mixed batches using this method.
Types of Plastic That Can be Recycled
There are six categories of plastics. Below are a few examples of goods made with each type of plastic:
- PS (Polystyrene) – foam hot drink cups, plastic cutlery, containers, and yogurt all belong to this kind of plastic.
- PP (Polypropylene) is found in food containers, takeout containers, and ice cream tubs.
- LDPE: Plastic garbage bins and bags are made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE).
- PVC (Plasticised Polyvinyl chloride or polyvinyl chloride) is commonly used in juice, cordial, and squeeze bottles.
- The HDPE (High-density polyethylene) used in shampoo bottles or milk bottles is an example.
- PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is the material used for juice and soft drink bottles.
Since processing PS, PP, and LDPE is more complex and expensive, these plastics are often not recycled. Moreover, the tops and lids of bottles are not recyclable. Technological advancements have made recycling plastics easier and more cost-effective. Technologies such as reliable detectors and advanced judgment and recognition software enhance robotic plastic sorting’s productivity and accuracy. The management of end-of-life plastics cannot be done without recycling.