8 Second Life Of A Plastic Bottle

Second Life Of A Plastic Bottle

Posted on March 2, 2012 by

Unfortunately, not all bottles are fit for recycling. Those red bottles, for example, are too thick and contain too much dyestuff.

Unloading another truck with plastic bottles.

One of the departments of the plant.

Here they sort out stacks of plastic bottles.

Bottles going for preliminary sorting.

Bottles which are not subject to recycling.

All these things have just been removed from the line.

Bottles which contained household chemicals, vegetable oil, kefir, paper… all that can’t be recycled at the plant.

There are tons of plastic bottles here at the plant!

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8 Responses to “Second Life Of A Plastic Bottle”

  1. Gerry says:

    Imagine all these tons of plastic going to the landfills…

  2. Will says:

    Very good to see.

  3. mortforce says:

    Pretty cool!

  4. Dave Peterson says:

    Hope it catches on with the people. Recycling is good for the environment.

    • max says:

      Some consumer product recycling is good and cost effective. Paper products (newspapers/cardboard) are not. Paper must be de-inked using harsh chemicals which creates a toxic sludge, high energy consumption and recycled paper products and usually inferior in quality. Aluminum is easy and less expensive to recycle with no difference in quality of end product. Plastic and glass recycling is very labor intensive.

      The only material that has been cost effective to recycle is aluminum. All others due to labor costs, processing costs, and end product value and quality, drain economies and negatively impact the environment.

      • jeffrey pigden says:

        Lets not forget the original recyclable, iron! Ferrous materials have been recycled since Egytian times.
        As to the ‘costs’ of recycling, the opponents have been careful to understate the public benefits while overstating those expenses. They also ‘spin’ the truth against recycling. If the entire process is considered, recycling paper is actually beneficial to society. Unfortunately, it lowers the revenue of the paper company.

      • Maxim Ч says:

        Whose labour costs?

        Labour costs a lot less in certain parts of the world (e.g. Russia as compared to Western Europe or North America) which can make it cost-effective.

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