How we make Recycled Plastic Compound
At Bright Green Plastics, we are experts in plastic recycling and work with a wide range of industries including Automotive, Construction, Packaging and Horticulture, to develop innovative and cost-effective applications for recycled plastics.
In this blog, we’ll be looking at how plastic is recycled and what can be made from recycled plastic compound.
How is plastic recycled?
We use our state-of-the-art manufacturing process to transform the plastics into new recycled compounds.
Once plastic is sent to a recycling centre, it will typically be sorted by different polymer types which are separately shredded with any impurities being removed. The plastics are then melted back and where appropriate our unique BrightFusion™ engineered mineral additive can be added which ensures the recycled polymers can be used in engineered applications.
The recycled plastic compound is then made into pellets and these pellets can then be processed into a finished product either by moulding or extrusion.
This not only brings cost efficiencies, but environmental benefits.
By recycling existing plastics into new recycled plastic compounds, we are sending less plastics to landfill and the planets oceans. Plastic recycling also helps to reduce water and air pollution caused by sending plastics to landfill, reducing greenhouse gases.
As most virgin polymers are made from oil and gas, the more recycled plastic compounds we can make, the less we will be using these natural resources.
What plastics can be recycled?
At Bright Green Plastics, we primarily recycle:
Polypropylene (PP) which is used to make pots, trays, tubs, paint pots, storage boxes and more.
High Density Polyethylene which is used to make toiletry and cleaning product bottles, alongside wheelie bins, water pipes, industrial ducting and more.
Other plastics that can be recycled include:
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
- Polystyrene (PS)
- High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
- Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
- And many, many more!
What can be made from recycled plastic compound?
All of Bright Green Plastics’ products are designed for specifically targeted applications. This means that the material we recycle will always be incredibly useful for our customers and meet the required specifications.