Collection of waste plastic:

An important first in starting a plastic recycling business is setting up a collection system of waste plastic. A constant supply of raw material to the factory is the prior condition for the existence of the business. Collection of waste plastic may happen through the activities of scavengers, middlemen and traders. Another option is to cooperate with the municipality & City Corporation to get involved in collection schemes accompanied with a public awareness campaign.

Types of plastic:

The six most common types of plastic can easily be recycled.

SL Types of Plastics Commonly Used
1 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET/PETE)
Plastic Bottles, Jars, Fiber Cloths
2 High density polyethylene (HDPE) Shopping Bags, Film, Packing, Toys
3 Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Pipes, Fittings, Covering, Shoe Soles
4 Low density polyethylene (LDPE) Foam, Wire & Cable Coating
5 Poly propylene (PP) Battery Case, Straw, Chips Bags
6 Polystyrene (PS) Tray, Packing, Hanger