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Roads Made Of Recycled Plastic

Roads Made Of Recycled Plastic Are The Future

The idea of roads made of recycled plastic is not new. In India, for instance, It has proven to be an expedient and environmentally-friendly method for disposing of scrap plastic bottles and bags while improving the infrastructure of many communities. India’s model is the standard for plastic road development. It involves mixing waste plastic and bitumen. Here, various plastic scrap from materials like Polypropylene, Polyethylene and PVC are sorted, cleaned…

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Recycled Plastic Fencing

Recycled Plastic Fencing With HDPE And PS

Recycled plastic fencing is a practical solution to some of the drawbacks of traditional wooden fencing. While wooden fencing can be extremely attractive when first installed, many of these qualities don’t last for long. Fading, cracking, warping and rot are often the results over time. Many wooden fencing installations need maintenance after only two years, and complete replacement after seven. The fencing is made from recycled plastic lumber or plastic…

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Recycled Plastic Roof Tiles

Recycled Plastic Roof Tiles Gain In Popularity

The impetus for recycled plastic roof tiles begins with a simple observation: Where many see an eyesore, others find a business opportunity. These folks see “mountains of cash in mountains of trash,” and many successful recycling operations begin with this observation. Plastic tiles, for instance, are made with 30% plastic waste and 70% sand. The discarded plastic comes in many forms and types and have various melting points. Separating all…

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Waste Management Procedures

Waste Management Procedures For Plastic, Paper and Cans

What happens to the waste that is not placed in a recycling bin? In most waste management procedures the mixed material is placed on a conveyor belt for pre-sorting. Firstly, materials that can’t be recycled are removed by hand. This can include metals, carpets, concrete blocks and even large plastic sheets. Anything that could create damage if they are allowed to remain in the mix. Cardboard is also removed, but there…

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Plastic Bag Manufacturing Process

Plastic Bag Manufacturing Process

In many instances, the plastic bag manufacturing process today often combines recyclable bags as part of their development. But whether recycled bags are used are not, there are some fundamental methods that still apply. The plastic bags we use everyday are usually made from granules of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) resin that is combined with low-density polyethylene (LDPE) in a mixer. The result is a perfectly homogeneous composition of blended…

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Starting A Plastics Recycling Service

Starting A Plastics Recycling Service

If you’re committed to helping the environment and want to make money as you’re doing so, starting a plastics recycling service could be the ideal business for someone like you. Begin by researching the plastic recycling market and some of the companies involved. First, look online at your local business listings to find recycling operations in your area. Expand out ward to see how other small businesses are faring in…

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Making Plastic Bottles

Making Plastic Bottles With PET

Making plastic bottles with PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is an ever-expanding industry. When you’re in the supermarket looking for a popular soft drink or possibly a laundry detergent or jar of Windex, you may have noticed that glass jars have pretty much been replaced by plastic containers. Plastic containers and jars are lighter than glass, and there will be no broken shards to sweep away should the container fall to the…

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Plastic Manufacturing Processes

Plastic Manufacturing Processes Explained

There are a number of plastic manufacturing processes that are widely employed to make the products we are all familiar with. Injection molding is one of those plastic manufacturing processes. It’s used to make plastic parts,usually using 2-part molds that, when closed, are injected with molten plastic to form individual pieces. The mold is then quickly cooled to let the parts solidify mold then automatically released the part and begins…

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Biodegradable Products

What Are Biodegradable Products?

Many items available today are touted as biodegradable products and many environmentally concerned citizens find this trend to be a positive step when it comes to envisioning a cleaner planet. But how do we know when a product is biodegradable and which products are best for the environment? A biodegradable material that is made from eco-friendly material that will decompose, whether it be in a municipal landfill or as roadside litter.…

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Low Density Polyethylene

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Manufacturing Process

Low density polyethylene (LDPE) is a commonly used plastic often used to make food packaging and shopping bags. It’s sister plastic, high density polyethylene (HDPE) is used to make piping, bottles and buckets. Ethylene is a natural gas that is used in the initial stages of the low density polyethylene (LDPE) manufacturing process. Most of the ethylene is stored in a cracking plant where it is byt the steam cracking…

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