09 Jun Plenty of potential for recycling
Plenty of potential for recycling
Technologically, plastics recycling is not a problem at all today. In-house recycling has now become established right across industry. For plastics processors who work with pure-grade raw materials, the waste-free factory has become commonplace. And for post-consumer wastes, there are increasingly mature reutilisation strategies, enabling the regranulate produced with them to substitute virgin material without problem. In the last few years particularly, there has been fast-growing demand for recompounds, pigmented and/or reinforced granulates produced entirely from residues. All the same, the industry still has a number of hurdles to take and problems to solve. Profitability, optimised collection strategies, political targets, consumer interests and education, and the design of recyclable plastics products are just some of the core themes.