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Plastic and plastic film

Plastic and plastic film


Acquisition

Collection sacks, flower pots, secondary packaging, price display tabs, potato net bags – plastic films and plastics are ubiquitous and consist, for example, of materials containing polyethylene (PE materials). In trade and industry, these are pre-sorted and collected at businesses and stores. GreenCycle bundles this stream of recyclable materials together, separating out the PE materials according to different criteria. Coloured plastics and clear plastics flow into the recycling process separately.

Technology

That which is done for paper and cardboard with a screw compressor is done for plastic wrapping and hard plastics using typical compactors and conveyor belt compressors (channel balers). It doesn’t make much difference whether the compression is done vertically or horizontally. The only thing that matters is the reduction of the overall volume. In this way, GreenCycle achieves optimal weight when transporting the materials to the industry that will use them.

Logistics

Short journeys and maximum capacity – those are our transport goals. After supplying our trade partners with new goods such as wrapping films, sacks and plastic carrier bags, the plastic bales are loaded up. In this way, GreenCycle avoids empty journeys, whilst nevertheless reliably delivering the plastics to be recycled to the industries utilising them.

Utilisation

New plastic wrapping films, plastic carrier bags and bin bags – many products made from PE materials are produced using recycled material. Our customers benefit from this; on the handover of the pressed bales, they are receiving a fresh delivery of highly power-intensive products.

Plastic and plastic film

Customer

Secondary packaging, price display tabs, plastic netting – every day huge quantities of material containing polyethylene accumulate in industry and trade. Pre-sorted according to colour (coloured or clear), the compactors and channel balers from GreenCycle compress the material into bales on-site. The plastic bales produced in this way are now ready for collection.

Conveyor

Optimal usage of all articulated lorries – that is GreenCycle’s aim. Every kilogram, every millimetre counts. Only once they have been fully loaded do the lorries leave the waste removal company’s facilities. This saves diesel, CO2 and money. It is also environmentally friendly. 

Granulators

After the delivery, the granulators liquefy the homogeneous plastics into a molten mass. Using thin jet nozzles this is formed into strands and cooled, at which point rotating knives cut the actual granulate. Packed in sacks or delivered as bulk solids, it is transferred to the users.

Plastic users

Here, the fresh recycled granulate is liquefied at high temperature into a mass. Pressed into a form at high pressure, or fed into jet nozzles, or, using both processes, blown into a form, the mass is used to create new products. These are then promptly made available to the customer.

Products in the cycle

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