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  • Plastics are an essential part to our daily life. For instance, without plastics, 400 percent more material by weight, and 200 percent more material by volume would be needed to make packaging.
  • Plastics can be divided into two major categories: thermoplastics and thermosets. Thermoplastics can be remelted and reformed many times into different shapes. For this reason, they are the most commonly recycled plastics. Thermosets can only be formed once. After that, they
    may be ground and used as filler for future plastic products.
  • Material recycling is a term used to describe processes in which the macromolecular structure is kept basically intact, and the material is reformed into a new product. Some alteration of the molecular structure and/or morphology of the material may be made for the purpose of enhancing performance.
  • The process of taking plastic scraps or plastic waste and recovering the material for use in manufacturing is plastic recycling. Melting down polyester soft drink bottles and spinning the melted polymer into fibers is a common example of plastic recycling.
  • The actual recycling of plastic scraps is a straightforward process. The plastic bales are broken apart and ground into small flakes. Depending upon the type of plastic material being recycled, these flakes undergo a process in which the containments are sorted from the actual plastic flakes.
  • Recycled plastics used in electronic applications such as computer and printer housings.The plastics used in electronic applications are polymers such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polycarbonate (PC) and their blends, and these are relatively expensive polymers.
  • This includes polyethylene bin liners and carrier bags; PVC sewer pipes, flooring and window frames; building insulation board; video and compact disc cassette cases; fencing and garden furniture; water butts, garden sheds and composters; seed trays; anoraks and fleeces; fibre filling for sleeping bags and duvets; and a variety of office accessories.
  • Plastic lumber, a product made from recycled plastic, is ideal for use in landscaping applications.By using plastic lumber, landscapers can create cost-effective, high quality, and environmentally beneficial projects.
  • Recycling plastic scrap and plastic pop bottles has become an increasingly large market of its own. With post consumer items made from PET and HDPE resins finding reliable markets within the United States and Asia, recycling plastic isn't just environmentally friendly anymore, itís become a nice source of revenue for several businesses.
  • The recycling of plastics continued to grow in 1997. More than 1.3 billion pounds of post-consumer plastics packaging were recycled in the United States.
  • Advanced recycling of plastics represents a significant technological advancement that in the case of some polymers is already supplementing existing mechanical recycling processes. These processes signal a significant technical advancement in plastics recycling because the products, after purification, are identical to current feedstocks and monomers used to produce new plastics.
General Introduction
  • Plastic Recycling FAQ
  • Plastic Packaging Resins
  • Plastic recycling
  • The Need for Plastic Recycling
  • Plastics recycling information sheet
  • Recycling of Manufacturing Scrap
  • Recycling of Plastics
  • The Consumer's Role in Plastic Recycling
  • Plastics Task Force
  • Cleaning Up the Waste Stream: Recycling Plastics
  • Recycling Plastics

Technology

  • Advanced Recycling Technology
  • NC State Researchers Develop New Plastic Recycling Process
  • Innovation in Recycling Technology
  • Advanced Plastic Recycling Technology For Household Appliances
  • Recycling the Hard Stuff
  • An emerging plastics recycling collection technology
  • Polymer Recycling; Potential Application of Radiation Technology

Plastic Recycling Process

  • Recycling Marking Systems
  • The Recycling Process
  • The Plastic Recycling Process
  • Plastic Recycling Process
  • Overview of the PET Plastic Recycling Process
  • Plastic Processes
  • Recycling Process
  • Plastics Recycling
  • Recycling of Plastic Waste
  • Recycling Plastics
  • How it is Recycled?
  • Plastics Recycling Overview
  • Recycling Plastics - Practical Action
  • Recycling Farm Plastic Films

Company Profiles

  • The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers
  • itec Environmental Group Inc
  • MCC Recycling
  • Plastic Recycling Services
  • Pure Tech Plastics
  • Recoup
  • Agritel

Market

  • Plastic : Commodity Profile
  • Energy Recovery in the Sustainable Recycling of Plastics from End-of-Life Electrical and Electronic Products
  • Innovative Approach to Chemical Recycling of Plastics
  • Recycling Market Directory
  • Development of High Performance Sorting Process for Recycling of Plastics
  • Markets for Recyclable Plastic Film
  • Recycling Markets
  • Recycling of plastics
  • Considerations in Wood Plastic Composites
  • Recent Status of Waste Plastics Recycling in Japan

Project and Cost of Plastic Recycling

  • Recycling Glass, Tin, and Plastics Cost
  • The Life APPRICOD project
  • ATP Projects
  • Investing in Plastics Recycling
  • Projects Generate $17.27 Million In Environmental Investments for New York Businesses
  • Northwest Medical Plastics Recycling Project
  • Recycling Mixed Plastics
  • Plastics Recycling at Brown
  • Adirondack Plastics and Recycling, Inc Project
  • PRoVE-Recycling Project
  • APTDC - Recycling of Plastics
  • Plastics Recycling Program in Romania
  • USAID's Plastic Recycling Project
Machinery Suppliers
  • Plastic Recycling Machinery Suppliers
  • Plastic Pail Reduction Machine Supplier
  • Recycle Saw Supplier
  • Plastic Recycling Machine Suppliers
  • Suppliers of Plastic Recycling Machinery
  • Plastic Recycling Equipment
  • Line of Single-Screw Co-Extrusion For Pelletizing Machine
  • Plastic recycling machinery Supplier
  • Recycling Plant Supplier
  • Waste Plastic Recycling Machinery
  • Recycling Equipment: Plastic

Reports

  • Final Report
  • Recycling or degradation?
  • `Recovery, recycle, reuse' is plastic sector's mantra
  • Executive Director's Report
  • National Post Consumer Plastics Recycling Report
  • `Ban additives used in plastics recycling'
  • Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste
  • A Feasibility Study of Polystyrene Recycling in the Omaha Metro Area
  • Plastics Recycling Technical Assistance Report

Safety Issues and Guidelines

  • Best Practices and Industry Standards in PET Plastic Recycling
  • Plastic Recycling Problems and it's Health Aspects in Tehran
  • Plastic Hazards
  • HSE information sheet
  • Recycling Plastic: Complications & Limitations
  • Permitting and Regulatory Issues
    at PET Plastics Recycling Facilities
  • Safety Issues at the PET Intermediate Processing Facility
  • Good Practices Guide on Waste Plastic Recycling
  • Recycling Guide for Fillers Marketing in HDPE
  • Recycling & Waste Minimization Guide

Consultants

  • Bayou Plastics Inc.
  • Environmental Consultants for Recycling and Waste management
  • Experts
  • E. B. Nauman & Associates
  • Plastic recycling consultants
  • Consultant for Plastic Recycling
  • Directory
  • Helen Lewis

Recycled Products and Applications

  • Plastics in Electrical and Electronic Applications
  • Electronics Recycling
  • Plastic Lumber in Landscaping Applications
  • Recycled Plastic Lumber
  • Recycled Plastic Products
  • Recycling automotive plastics is profitable and good for the environment
  • Recycled Plastic Lumber

Business Plan

  • Writing Business Plans for Recycling Enterprises: Plastics, Glass or Rubber
  • Starting a Recycling Business
  • Business Plan for Integrated Waste Recycling System for a Small Town
  • Starting a Waste Plastics Recycling Business

Tariff

  • Plastic Recycling Investment Tax Credit
  • Tax Credits: An Incentive for Recycling?

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