plastic types

The facility would have the potential to reprocess the following plastic types:
  • - High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • - Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • - Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
  • - Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • - Polypropylene (PP) and Polystyrene (PS)

The project includes the construction and operation of a waste plastics sorting and plastics recycling facility with operations across two buildings, plus a building for receival of waste plastics.

In the first building, the facility would receive mixed plastics, remove unwanted materials such as glass pieces and caps and other recyclables, sterilise and deodorise the material using a patented disinfectant solution, and sort the material by plastic type using optical, smart arm methods. Some of the plastics would be heated to 90 to 100 degrees Celsius to remove labels and then either pelletised or shredded into flakes depending on the original plastic types.

The pellets and flakes would be suitable for sale at this point or they could be transported to the second building to produce more advanced plastic products such as polyester fibre and resins, using leading edge, high technology processes.