Plastic bottle being put into recycling bin

What happens to your recycling?

How is plastic recycled?

Watch this video to find out more about how plastic is recycled:

Plastic recycling in 3 easy steps

  • First off, the plastics are sorted by polymer (chemical composition) type.
  • They can then be shredded into flakes or melted and turned into pellets.
  • The shreds or pellets can then be used to make new products!

There are seven main types of plastic, some which can be recycled and some which can’t.

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