Recycling is the active process of turning waste into reusable material. There are two types of commercial recycling: mechanical and molecular recycling, and two types of recyclates1: pre-consumer2 and post-consumer3.
While there is recycling for glass, paper products, and metal, the below articles will focus on plastic recycling, how it works, and how it’s sold as a product.
Mechanical recycling is the most desirable form of recycling because of its low cost and high reliability for producing usable recyclate.
While molecular recycling has not been widely adopted, it is still important to cover. Here we’ll look at the various forms of molecular recycling.
Learn the six polymer resins, what products they make, and what products they can be recycled into.