All plastics are derived from petroleum. By recycling plastic strapping this reduces the demand on this important resource and diverts it from landfill where it can persist indefinitely. Close the loop buy purchasing recycled strapping made from PET.
Plastic strapping is a versatile product used to secure materials for transport in many industries. Like other types of plastic, strapping can be economically recovered and recycled into new plastic products. Plastics are not biodegradable and due to the conditions in landfill, they are likely to persist there indefinitely. By recycling plastic strapping this reduces demand on petroleum from which plastics are derived. Recycling plastics strapping can also be an effective waste management system, removing difficult waste from work sites and avoiding landfill costs. In addition to recycling it is important to close the loop through buying recycled products. Many PET plastic products such as bottles are recycled into plastic strapping and this is widely available for purchase.
A number of commercial recyclers accept plastic strapping for recycling. However not all plastics recyclers have the facilities for processing this material and it is advisable to check first. Plastic recycling is generally offered through on site collection services and drop off service.
Plastics collected for recycling are sorted and baled into their different codes. Large contaminants are removed before the plastic is shredded and then washed to remove small contaminants. The plastic is then melted and made into small pellets. These pellets are sold to suitable companies for the production of new plastic products. Strapping is often processed into compost bins, crates, floor mats, containers, pipes, plant pots and textile cones.
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