Should I crush plastic bottles before recycling?

Recycling plastic bottles

This material poses a threat to ecosystems, especially to marine life.    It is in the seas and oceans where the bulk of this type of waste is deposited and sometimes remains on the seabed in the form of microplastics. Reducing packaging consumption, using recyclable bags and recycling plastic is key to helping the planet.

Since 1950, more than 8 billion tons of plastic of all kinds have been produced worldwide. How can these figures be stopped? Plastic recycling is essential, as is awareness-raising by institutions, companies and society in general.

Plastic, present in many products, is composed of resin polymers and petroleum-based substances that are molded by pressure and heat. Although they can be natural if they come from vegetable raw materials, synthetics are the most widespread. Made from compounds derived from petroleum, natural gas or coal, there are many types of these plastics, but there are four that could be called the main ones:

How to recycle plastic bottles for sale

Plastic is one of the materials that we use the most in our daily lives and one of those that produces the greatest amount of waste. Currently, its use is very diverse because it has a versatility that allows us to manufacture clothing accessories, kitchen or personal hygiene items, furniture, home decoration elements, etc.

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Generally, plastics are manufactured with resin polymers mixed with substances that come from petroleum and are molded by pressure and heat. Depending on how this molding is carried out, we can obtain different types of plastic which, in turn, have different physical and mechanical properties (greater or lesser flexibility, hardness, insulating capacity, etc.). Likewise, depending on their properties, you will know which plastics are recyclable or not.

Before knowing which plastics are recycled, you need to understand the plastic waste recycling process: although it is relatively simple. The path begins at the yellow garbage cans, from where the plastics are taken to sorting plants.

How to recycle plastic bottles at home

Hello, good morning! I am collaborating with the Franciscan community of Aguaray (Salta). My idea is to develop a plastic, paper and cardboard recycling sector, to start with. Can you help me with suggestions? Thank you!

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Excuse me, I would like to know how long the process takes, for example, I buy my bottled water, I finish it, I throw it in the container, they pick it up, etc. until they make a new one or something new, how long does the recycling process take in the plant?

I am in the subject of recycling pet bottles, and that through its crushing, we are beginning with its disappearance of this very harmful product for the environment, and for the climate changes, thanks.

Good afternoon, I would like to know and learn about the subject of recycling and be a multiplier of the importance of recycling on our planet and at the same time look like a lucrative option doing business. I would like to have more information on the subject and know if it is possible to train one for proper handling in recycling, thank you.

How to recycle plastic potting bottles

This plastic works well as an aroma barrier, providing good protection for food packaging. It is waterproof, unbreakable, shiny and lightweight, and can come in both rigid and flexible forms. It has good temperature resistance, so that hot products can be packaged in polypropylene containers.

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Polypropylene is produced from petroleum or natural gas by a polymerization process. These polymers are solid thermoplastics that can be processed by extrusion and by molding or injection molding.

Most modern PP production processes have no liquid or gaseous effluents. Being 99% carbon and hydrogen, which are harmless and abundant in nature, PP is chemically non-polluting.

PP contains energy comparable to fossil fuels, making PP waste an excellent alternative for use as a fuel to produce electricity and heat.