Plastic strapping is a versatile product used to secure items like cardboard boxes and baled materials for transport in many industries.
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When plastic ends up in landfill, it is likely to persist for hundreds of years. Like other types of plastic, strapping can be recovered and recycled into new plastic products. By recycling plastic strapping this reduces demand on fossil fuels from which plastics are derived. PET plastic products such as bottles can be recycled into plastic strapping so ask your supplier for recycled content where available.
A number of commercial recyclers accept plastic strapping for recycling. However not all plastics recyclers have the facilities for processing this material and it is advisable to check first. Plastic recycling is generally offered through on site collection services and drop off service. For further advice on the key questions to ask a recycler, use the Choosing the Right Recycler Checklist.
What Happen When It’s Recycled?
Plastics collected for recycling are sorted and baled into their different codes. Large contaminants are removed before the plastic is shredded and then washed to remove small contaminants. The plastic is then melted and made into small pellets. These pellets are sold to suitable companies for the production of new plastic products. Strapping is often processed into compost bins, crates, floor mats, containers, pipes, plant pots and textile cones.
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