Used PET bottles can be recycled using the plastic bottle baler for the manufacture of new bottles and containers, thermoformed packaging, strapping, and fiber applications such as carpeting and clothes.

Waste plastic bottles
waste plastic bottles

In many countries, PET plastic is usually coded on the bottom of the container using the code “1” within the universal recycling symbol.

Uses of PET recycled using the plastic bottle baler

PET is one of the most commonly used consumer plastics and is highly recyclable.

PET is used as a raw material for the manufacture of packaging materials, such as bottles and containers used to package a variety of food and other consumer products.

Examples include carbonated soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, detergents, cosmetics, agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, and cooking oils.

Recycling methods for the PET/plastic bottles

After use, empty PET bottles are discarded by consumers and turned into PET waste. In the recycling industry, this is known as “post-consumer PET”.

Storage bins
storage bins

Typically, most consumers dispose of PET bottles at curbside recycling bins. The trash hauler takes the recycled material to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and further processes it. At this time, the plastic can be baled using a hydraulic baling press machine for easy disposal.

Processing of plastic bottles for sale

Sorted post-consumer PET waste is shredded (you can use a twin-shaft shredder), pressed into bales, and sold to recycling companies.

The colorless/light blue PET sells for more than the dark blue and green fraction. The mixed-color fraction is the least valuable.

Therefore, colored PET bottles are a concern for material recovery facilities, as they may affect the financial viability of recycling such materials.

In this process, you can use the plastic bottle baler and plastic shredder machine for PET bottles. If you have any interestes, welcome to contact me for more details!