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Why recycle plastic?

Plastic is a versatile material, used for production ranging from tough polymer structures to extra firm high-tech parts. But under this flexible exterior lies some contentious issues.

As a waste material, plastic has recently come under fire with many pieces found polluting up seas, washing up on shores and poisoning marine life. Our environmental conscience is being pushed to the limit, with recent government involvement, petitions calling for plastic to be banned by supermarkets in their packaging and the introduction of the 5p plastic bag levy and now some shops are banning plastic bags altogether. China took the step to ban plastic waste starting 2018, with their infrastructure not being able to cope with the amount being imported to them at a rate they could no longer cope with.

Companies need to evaluate how they use plastic in packaging and how they manage and recycle any excess material. Contrary to what many businesses believe – it is possible to shred and reduce plastic waste in size and recycle plastic responsibly.

Plastic types

Our plastic industrial shredders can reduce many types of plastic including thermoplastic resins, thermoset plastics, elastomers and general polymers regardless of size.

Plastic materials that can be shredded include:

  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyurethane (PU)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Efficient size-reduction requires practical experience and know-how and Fercell is able to customise our plastic recycling industrial shredder machine designs to suit your specific requirements and provide an optimum solution. Fercell is a highly experienced and professional plastic recycling company and we are confident we have a plastic recycling solution for you.