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.