Plastics

Plastic Recycling Amsterdam mainly focuses on plastic waste. Our factory accepts this waste as loose particles, in bales or as flakes, and sorts the mix into the types of plastic

The 4 most important streams that Plastic Recylcling Amsterdam will bring on the market are:

  • HDPE (polyethylene)
  • PP (polypropylene)
  • PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
  • PS (polystyrene)

Plastic flakes

HDPE (polyethylene)

PE is used most often worldwide and can be found in plastic bottles, containers, and other packaging. The material is not easily degradable and persists in the environment for a long time.

PP (polypropylene)

PP is a harder type of plastic, which is used in products such as microwave containers and lunch boxes. The material is relatively safe for repeated use.

PET (polyethylene terephthalate)

PET is often used in water and drinking bottles, and it is relatively safe for single use. Besides PET bottles, there are also a lot of PET containers. Reusing this material is undesirable, since after a while, the plastic starts leaking toxic substances, such as acetaldehyde.

PS (polystyrene)

PS is a type of plastic that can often be found in (hard) disposable cups, containers for French fries, and (soft) meat packaging. PS is known as a very harmful type of plastic, which is unsafe when heated, and which is hard to recycle using traditional processing methods.

Why recycling by Plastic Recycling Amsterdam?

Plastic Recycling Amsterdam uses Magnetic Density Separation for recycling plastic. This technology offers major advantages for the above-mentioned types of plastic and waste flows. The failure rate is much lower than usual, and the plastic particles are much more pure, which makes them more suitable for creating new products.

Less CO2 emissions
The process is cost efficient
Higher product purity of the recycled plastic
Much less waste than the 40% in the current process