How to Recycle Soft Plastic



Soft plastics are plastic materials that are flexible and tough, which are easy to shape and process, and can withstand a certain degree of deformation and extrusion without breaking. Common soft plastic materials include certain variants of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE), as well as polyurethane (PU) and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). These materials are widely used in packaging, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare, such as plastic bags, toys, and medical devices.

Recycling significance

Protecting the environment: Waste soft plastics are difficult to degrade in the natural environment, and long-term accumulation will pollute the soil and ecological environment. Through recycling, we can reduce the pollution of waste soft plastics to the environment and protect land resources and ecological environment.
Saving resources: The manufacture of plastics requires the consumption of large amounts of non-renewable resources such as oil. The recycling of waste soft plastics can save a lot of resources and reduce the pressure on the exploitation of natural resources.
Reduce production costs: Recycling used soft plastics and reusing them is less costly compared to manufacturing new plastics.

Recycling Process

The recycling process of waste soft plastics is a systematic process that first requires the sorting of collected waste plastics to ensure that plastics of different materials, colors, and uses are handled separately. Subsequently, it is washed to remove surface stains and impurities, and then the plastic is crushed by a crusher into granules or chips suitable for disposal. Next, a separation process is carried out to remove non-recyclable materials such as metals from them. After that, these treated plastics are fed into the melting equipment to be heated and melted, and new plastics or additives are added to improve the quality and performance of the recycled plastics.

Recycling Advantages

Mechanical recycling equipment, such as shredders and crushers, are able to process large quantities of waste soft plastics in a high-speed and automated manner to meet the demand for processing large quantities of plastic waste in industrial production and daily life. There is no need to add chemical reagents in the process of recycling soft plastics, which avoids secondary pollution.
Mechanical recycling equipment can adapt to different types, sizes and materials of soft plastics, with strong versatility and adaptability to meet different recycling needs.

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