Collection: Plastics are collected at kerbside or recycling centres and taken for onward processing at a plastics recycling plant.
Washing: The plastics are washed thoroughly to remove contaminants, such as labels or adhesives.
Sorting: Plastics are sorted according to polymer. This is essential for the formation of a repurposed composition as if the polymers mix then they will separate and cause structural weaknesses. Plastic lids, films and carrier bags require extra processing as they are usually highly contaminated.
Shredding: The washed plastic is then shredded to make it easier to process.
- Melting: The shredded plastic is then melted into pellets. These can be used to make any item from plastic.
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