The varied uses and many benefits of plastic make it one of the unavoidable human needs. Therefore, plastic waste management has an important role to play in maintaining environmental sustainability. Here are some general stages in the plastic waste recycling process:
- Plastic Waste Collection
The recycling process starts with collecting plastic waste from various sources (household waste, industry, and public places).
- Sorting and Separation
Plastic has different characteristics and must be processed separately based on its type, such as PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene), PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), and others.
- Cleaning and Preparation
Plastic waste is cleansed of contaminants such as dirt, labels, or other foreign materials.
- Shredding or Crushing
Plastic waste is formed into small pieces to make it easier to process in further steps.
- Washing and Purification
This process is carried out to remove residual contaminants and harmful substances that may still be attached.
- Melting or Extrusion
At this stage, plastic waste will be melted and then formed into plastic pellets.
Plastic pellets from the recycling process can be reused to produce various products in the automotive industry, construction, packaging, home appliances, and toys.
With proper processing, plastic waste will have a meaningful economic value. Medion Plastic is committed to maintaining environmental sustainability through proper production waste management. Let’s manage plastic waste wisely!