Waste Plastic Recycling

With plastic dominating the world today in the form of packaging, products, tools and many other items, there is the important factor of plastic waste to consider. With many households throwing out tonnes of plastic packaging from their food and household products each year, a significant amount of this is going into landfill and the environment.The technology for recycling, reprocessing and reusing plastic scrap is rapidly developing and Pelmanco Recycling CC is among the leading plastic recycling companies in South Africa with the interest of a healthy environment in mind. There are currently several different types of plastic scrap and wastes that can be recycled, and the processing and use of them differs.

different-types-of-recycling-bins-collection_1294-78One of the most common plastics that comprises a large amount of the plastic scrap that can be found today is Polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC. This is widely used in the construction industry and for packaging. Typical items that can be made using PVC include pipes, fencing, shower curtains, bottles, toys and many more. Many kerbside recycling programs do not collect this kind of plastic for recycling, so domestic customers will need to seek out a specialist recycling company like Pelmanco to handle it for them.

Polyethylene is another type of plastic that makes up a large amount of the plastic scrap around today, along with PVC. This comes in several different types, from Low Density Polyethylene to High Density Polyethylene. These are categorized as separate resins and are widely used in both industrial and domestic applications. Polyethylene is typically used in the manufacturing of crates, containers and drainage pipes. This kind of plastic waste is fully recyclable, although it needs to be fully processed first in order to remove contaminants and any hazardous substances that it may contain. Pelmanco collect this type of plastic waste and recycle them.

Polypropylene is another plastic that is widely recycled. This kind of material is widely used in engineering products, particularly in the automotive sector. This type of plastic scrap can be recycled up to 50 times, making it extremely cost-effective. The recycled material will retain its original strength when it is reprocessed and reused, crucial for its engineering applications.

The next one on the list is Polystyrene. This is used commonly for insulation and packaging, but has traditionally been difficult to recycle. Industry leaders like Pelmanco are, however, able to recycle and reprocess plastic scrap in this material for reuse.

Items that are commonly manufactured from Polystyrene are desk accessories, cups, plastic utensils, toys, packaging peanuts, insulation board and many more. This type of plastic scrap is often re-purposed to make new plastics for the building industry.

These are just a few of the main plastics that can be recycled and reprocessed so that they can be used again, having not only a positive impact on the environment but also providing a cost-effective solution for the commercial and industrial sectors who will find that recycled plastic scrap is often excellent value for money.

For large companies and manufacturers in South Africa that are looking to reduce their environmental impact, recycling Pelmanco Recycling CC will be able to give advice on which materials you can buy and reprocess or supply to meet your plastic needs.

Pelmanco Recycling CC is an industry leader in plastic recycling in South Africa. We manufacture plastic pellet, buy and sell mix plastic, clear plastic, consol plastic, wrap plastic etc.