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What are the biggest sources of recycling for common plastics such as PE, PP and PET? Do you know

2022-08-01 Page view : 22 views

In the field of renewable resources, there is a public announcement that recycling 1 tonne of waste plastic = saving 6 tonnes of oil, not including the large amount of water resources saved in the process of refining new materials, etc. This shows that plastic recycling plays a huge economic value. The main materials used in plastic products are: polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyester (PET).

Do you know the biggest sources of recycling for these commonly used plastics?

Read on

1. PE

PE recycled material usually comes from some packaging materials, such as common plastic bags, plastic films, milk bottles, detergent bottles, etc. By recycling this type of waste plastic, on the one hand, it helps to reduce plastic pollution and promote environmental protection, and on the other hand, it also enhances the re-utilisation rate of resources.

2. PP

PP recycled material is usually derived from more everyday items, plastic boxes, foot basins, buckets, rice baskets, stools, woven bags and other packaging woven fabric, packing tape and so on. By recycling this type of waste plastic, the utilization rate of recycled PP is expanded.

3. PS

PS recycled material usually comes from common plastic foam, disposable lunch boxes etc. In everyday life, people often order takeaways, and takeaway boxes are a major source of PS recycled material.

4、PVC

PVC recycled material is usually derived from common wire skins, artificial skins, rubber shoes, decorative materials, etc. In addition PVC plastic products are divided into two kinds of soft products and hard products. Soft products mainly include films, cable sheathing, plastic shoes and leather products; hard products mainly include bottles, pipes, profiles, sheets and sheets.

5、PET

PET recycled material is usually derived from common materials such as mineral water bottles. It is important to note that certain plastic bottles have caps that require identification and selection as to whether they are made of PET or not.

Also as plastics are an important component of household appliances, the figure is around 200,000 tonnes or more if the amount of recyclable plastics from end-of-life electronic communication equipment is also taken into account. And the main components of these recycled plastics are polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and ABS, which are of greater value for recycling. So in this piece of plastic recycling, this is not only a major trend for future development, but also a reflection of the current value of recycled resource applications.

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