Mechanical recycling, also known as ‘Plastic to Products’, is the process through which plastic is recycled and directly used to create new products.
This method is a suitable alternative to producing (virgin) plastic products, and switching to recycled plastic products.
At WEP Circular, we create high quality recycled plastic products. In order to do this, having extensive knowledge on materials is key, to know how to process them to obtain optimal, high quality products.
In order to recycle plastics, first, plastic waste is collected (at the post-industrial or post-consumer phase) and, after removing impurities, sorted into the different types of plastic. Sorting the waste is important to ensure higher quality of the recycled plastics, and because different types of plastics require distinct treatments. After sorting, the plastic is shredded into small flakes, which are then washed and dried. Finally the plastic pellets are reprocessed and new products are made.
Are you currently designing or producing any plastic products that could be made out of recycled plastics instead?