Plastic materials are collected from waste collectors, businesses & institutions either by local government or private companies. There are other collection points like designated recycle bins & facilities
Sorting + Segregation
Different types of plastics are seperated on basis of different grading. This step is usually done by machines to avoid contamination of end products & efficiency of plants
Air & Water washing removes any impurities in the raw material that can impede the manufacturing operations or ruin the batch of recycled plastic. Cleaning removes dust, adhesive residue, product labels etc.
Extrusion + Compounding
In this final step, particles are shredded and then are transformed into usable plastic pellets by grinding + processing into granules/palletizing, melting & then extruding it.