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Tips for condensing and recycling PET bottles

In the right hands, single-use PET bottles can be rather valuable. To maximize their recycling potential, they must be compacted and their bulk minimized.

Minimizing the volume by compaction is an important aspect of the correct handling process that unlocks the recycling potential of PET bottles.

Improve handling while reducing air

For efficient recycling and environmentally friendly activities, it is essential to reduce the amount of air in PET bottles. One of the main obstacles is getting all the air out of the bottles, which calls for powerful compacting machinery that can aggressively puncture the bottles and make sure they’re packed snugly. Several options for crushing PET bottles are available from Mil-tek.

Plastics other than PET

The three main components of a standard PET bottle are the hard top (HDPE), the soft label (LDPE), and the plastic container (PET). Bottles made of all three types of recyclable plastic can be more easily compacted for recycling.

The significance of PET compacting

In order to prepare the material for recycling, it is crucial to compress the bottles. By forcing out any remaining air with a PET baler, compaction erases all trace of the moulded plastic. Not only does this make the bottles smaller, but it also makes storing empty PET bottles easier. It is possible to store the compressed bottles in a baler, which can baled and transport hundreds of bottles for processing and recycling.

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