Waste Plastic Recycling

With plastic dominating the world today in the form of packaging, products, tools and many other items, is vital to consider plastic for recycling. 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. 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 are recyclable. However, the processing and use of them differs.

Recycled materials that be reused today

One of the most common plastic for recyling comprising a large amount of the plastic scrap 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. You’ll find these separate resins in both industrial and domestic applications. You’ll also find Polyethylene use in the manufacturing of crates, containers and drainage pipes. This kind of plastic waste is fully recyclable. Although, the process does need to first remove contaminants and any hazardous substances that it may contain. Pelmanco collects this type of plastic waste and recycle them.

Polypropylene is another plastic that you can recycle. This kind of material is widely available in engineering products, particularly in the automotive sector. We recycle this type of plastic scrap up to 50 times, making it extremely cost-effective. It also retains its original strength after the recycling process which is crucial for its engineering applications.

The next one on the list is Polystyrene which you can use for insulation and packaging. However, it is traditionally difficult to recycle. Industry leaders like Pelmanco are, however, able to recycle and reprocess plastic scrap in this material for reuse.

Repurposing recycled plastic

You can find the use of Polystyrene in items such as desk accessories, cups, plastic utensils, toys, packaging peanuts, insulation board and many more. This type of plastic scrap is something that we can re-purpose to make new plastics for the building industry.

These are just a few of the main plastic for recycling that we can reprocess to use again. This, therefore, has not only a positive impact on the environment but also provides 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 pellets, buy and sell mix plastic, clear plastic, consol plastic, wrap plastic etc.