Plastic Waste Management Swindon
We are dedicated to protecting the environment at Swindon Waste. Swindon Waste company offers sustainable solutions to corporations of any size, as well as to sole business owners. As an experienced plastic waste management company, we have built strong relationships with recycling companies. If we collaborate, we can make the most of the plastic waste recycling opportunities. Just give us a ring on 01202 805 390.
To meet the expectations and requirements of our valued customers, we develop our service delivery standards on a regular basis in order to provide excellent customer service.
Plastic Waste Recycling Swindon
Plastic recycling plays an important role in the production process of the plastics industry. Using recycled plastics for the manufacture of new products describes the process of recovering and reusing waste plastics. There are more than one trillion pounds of plastic consumed and produced worldwide each year. There are several ways to recycle plastic that would otherwise end up in landfills and rivers or the oceans. You can make new plastics from old plastics rather than throwing them away.
Most plastics are recycled mechanically, which includes sorting, cleaning, shredding, melting, and moulding. In this process, however, plastic gradually degrades in quality over time. During heat treatment, the polymer chains are partially broken down resulting in reduced strength and viscosity, making the plastic more difficult to recycle over and over again. Low-grade plastic is often unsuitable for food packaging, and most plastics can only be recycled a few times before degrading beyond repair.
Plastic, if not properly managed, may pose an environmental risk for generations to come. Plastics rapidly break down into pieces as they wear down. It is, however, only at extremely high temperatures that their polymer chains break down, as they are in chemical recycling. Plastics, however, are recycled only in limited amounts today. Globally, the ‘linear economy’ paradigm, also known as the ‘take-make-discard’ method, employs raw materials for the production of products that are then discarded once they have served their intended purpose.
Plastic Recycling Process Swindon
The first step in plastic recycling is to collect waste plastic items from business premises. The collected plastic will then be transported to facilities where it will be separated into several categories. Plastics come in various sizes, colours, and thicknesses. As a result, they are separated and sorted accordingly.
After separating and sorting plastic garbage, it is thoroughly washed to remove impurities such as labels, adhesives, and food leftovers. Non-plastic waste can compromise the final product’s structural integrity if it is recycled with plastic waste. The resulting plastic will either be melted and moulded into a new shape or melted and converted to granules after sorting and washing has been completed. A granule is a compacted lump of plastic made by melting and compacting pieces of plastic.
Compounding involves combining small particles and melting them into plastic pellets. The pellets can now either be melted, used as raw material, or made into new plastic products. Producing plastic products requires the transportation of plastic pellets to plastic production plants.