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What Happens To PET Bottle And Cans After The Recycling Process


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The PET Bottle Recycling Processes is the subject of many debates. The design for recycling PET bottles is based on the needs for commercial mechanical recycling of pre-consumer PET plastic bottles to commercial applications like plastic bottle, film, block, strap, fibre and textile. The primary need that drives the design of the recycling process is to reduce the total cost of production of recycled bottles. The secondary need is to reduce the total cost of recycling to the end users. The design also addresses concerns about increased waste of PET plastic at landfills. A concern that is growing is the impact on the environment from the diversion of valuable resources.

An Overview

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The challenges faced by PET bottle recyclers fall under two separate categories; PET bottle manufacturers and consumers. As a result of federal regulations, PET bottle manufacturers are required to submit plans for recycling PET bottles to the national PET bottle recycling committee. The PET Bottle Recycling Lead Management committee, or PET Bottle Lead Management committee is an informal group of government and private sector representatives whose responsibility it is to provide policy and technical direction for the PET bottle recycling process. There are currently no plans in the United States for a national standard for PET bottle Lead Management.

PET plastic bags, known as biodegradable containers, can be used to carry almost anything that can fit into a traditional garbage can. However, because PET plastic is not biodegradable, the waste must be sent to a specialized facility that will prepare the waste for reuse in other ways. PET plastic is composed of three different compounds, including dipropylene, ethylene and propylene, which are blended together to create the plastics that make up PET plastic bags. These three compounds are blended in such a way as to allow them to achieve the strength and flexibility needed to hold the weight and shape of the plastic bag, without allowing the mixture to break down.

PET Bottle Recycling Process

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In the PET plastic waste recycling process, the plastic waste must be sorted and washed in order to separate the good plastic waste from the bad. The good plastic waste will go into a specially designed collection container, while the bad waste will go into a separate container for disposal. Before the waste is placed in the collection container, there are stringent sanitation procedures performed to remove any germs, viruses, bacteria, fungi and other contaminants that may contaminate the plastic waste before it is disposed of. Once all of the contaminant is removed, the waste will then be incinerated.

The second part of the PET plastic waste recycling process involves the conversion of the pet waste to resins. The PET resin manufacturing process uses two primary methods, gas tumbler and thermal resin feedstock. The first method uses heated tumblers, while the second uses thermal feedstock. The first method creates large amounts of resin quickly, but the second method produces finer resin over a shorter period of time. This is done in order to produce enough resin to meet the needs of the end users, while also maintaining the quality of the final product. As a result both types of PET resin are used for pet waste disposal.

The final portion of the pet recycling process involves the use of automated sorting equipment in order to sort and separate the different pet materials. The PET material sorted through the sorting equipment includes glass, metal, plastic, paper, wood, horn, shell and bone. The equipment usually operates by using either gravity or a rotating drum. This sort material is then transported to a central dumping station. The dump station will then have to be linked to manual sorting equipment in order to facilitate the transportation back to the manufacturing facility.

Bottom Line

The last portion of the recycling cycle involves the packaging of the recycled plastics. After the PET waste has been sorted and collected, it will need to undergo special packaging. The packaging will vary depending on what the plastics are, but most packaging is based on polyethylene terephthalate (PETT). PETT is a more flexible substance that allows for greater airtightness and greater protection than other plastics.

The sorting and packaging of pet bottles and containers are a critical part of the recycling process. With proper sorting, packaging and transport, the end users of these containers can reduce their impact on the environment. These steps will greatly reduce the number of waste bottles and cans that end up in a landfill.

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