How is it recycled?

Plastics are:

  • Sorted by polymer type
  • Shredded
  • Washed
  • Melted
  • Pelletised
  • Made into new products.

It is a two-stage process:

  • Sorting is mainly done automatically with a manual sort to ensure all contaminants have been removed
  • Once sorted and cleaned, plastic can either be shredded into flakes or melt processed to form pellets before finally being moulded into new products.