24/01/2020 ShaktiPlastic

Plastic Recycling, Challenges, Stages In Recycling And Its Benefits

Plastic is supposed to be the greatest product of the 20th century, but improper disposal and management of plastic made it a bigger issue. Plastic can not be disposed but it can be recycled again and again and again.

At The Shakti Plastics Industries, we are committed to creating a better future for the world by recycling even the non-recyclable. Whether it’s a mold from a store, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, we collect and recycle almost any form of plastic waste. With end-to-end waste management services that cater to individual collectors, companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, NGOs and small businesses, we are poised to transform millions of tonnes of plastic waste into new products of great value. Proud Recycler.

What is Plastic Recycling?

  • Plastic Recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products
  • Very few types of plastic waste which can not be recycled sent to cement kilns, Road Construction & Pyrolysis

Challenges in plastic recycling

  • Lack of awareness leads to mixing of all kind of waste
  • Due to plastic density, it occupies more space and cost double to transport
  • Plastic requires manual segregation before recycling. Lack of infrastructure and government policies
  • Myths and lack of recycled plastic products acceptance in-market leads more plastic waste to landfills

Stages in plastic waste recycling

Recycling of plastic waste is consist of the following stages:

  • Collection: Plastic waste is collected from various collection sources like Rag Pickers, Municipality, Societies, Kabadiwalas and Awareness Drives.
  • Sorting: Collected plastic waste needs to be sorted accordingly so it can be processed further in shredding machine
  • Washing: Sorted plastic waste usually contains dust, adhesive and more impurities that need to be washed away. This is done in the washing line at the recycling facility.
  • Shredding: Once segregated and washed now plastic is shredded to smaller pieces by process of shredding.
  • Identification and Classification of Plastic: After shredding, proper testing of the plastic pellets are conducted in order to ascertain their quality and class.
  • Extruding: Running on the line next step is extrusion, In this process, shredded plastic waste is melted and extruded and converted to plastic granules. Also In order to enhance properties of the material, even some extra filling are added to the material

Recycling Process

Processes of Recycling & Disposal Of Non-Recyclable

Very few types of plastic waste which can not be recycled sent to cement kilns, Road Construction & Pyrolysis

  • Pyrolisis: Pyrolysis generally consists of heating the material above its decomposition temperature, breaking chemical bonds in its molecules.
  • Cement Kilns: Plastic waste that can not be recycled anymore are sent to cement kilns.

Advantages of Plastic Recycling

Knowing the process of recycling it does not only helps us manage waste but also contributes in a better and safer environment.

  • The huge amount of plastic production: Plastic is used for manufacturing households and goods which are used on a daily basis, there is more plastic in our garbage than any other type of plastic. Recycling puts the same plastic waste in the circular economy.
  • Conservation of Energy and Natural Resources: virgin plastic requires resources like chemicals and production energy recycled plastic granules can full fill the demand of plastic granules for plastic products manufacturing and helps conserve energy and natural resources.
  • Clears Landfill Space:  Plastic waste accumulated makes huge piles of plastic waste on the landfill as the plastic takes ages to decompose fills up landfill which further causes the release of toxic air and pollution leading to diseases.

Plastic recycling not only promotes proper waste management of plastic waste but also helps conserve the environment.

 

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