Plastic Waste

Plastic Waste Recycling

Plastic waste recycling saves raw material resources used for new plastic production. Resources such as oil and natural gas used for plastic production are limited. Recycling preserves natural resources by enabling these resources to be used more efficiently. Plastic production is a process that requires a large amount of energy. Energy savings are achieved by using recycled plastic instead of new plastic production. The recycling process uses less energy to melt and reshape plastics.

Leaving or burning plastic wastes in nature causes environmental pollution. Plastic waste is processed correctly and reduces environmental pollution. Plastics can turn into waste microplastics, which poses a major problem in the seas and other natural habitats. Recycling minimizes the damage to ecosystems by reducing the amount of these microplastics. The amount of these wastes is increasing day by day. Recycled plastic waste can be reused or recycled to produce new products, thus reducing the amount of waste. This reduces plastic waste accumulation and storage problems in landfills. Plastic waste recycling creates new jobs for the operation of recycling plants. The recycling industry contributes to economic growth by creating employment. Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions occur in the plastic production process. Recycling reduces the carbon footprint as it requires less energy and resource use compared to the production of new plastics. This is an important factor in tackling climate change.

Plastic Waste Recycling Processes


Plastic waste is collected from a variety of sources such as homes, businesses, public spaces and recycling containers. With a separate collection system, plastic waste is directed to recycling facilities.

Separation and Classification

Collected plastic waste is subjected to sorting and classification in recycling facilities. At this stage, different types of plastics are separated from each other. Plastics are usually marked with specific symbols and indicate the type of plastic.


Before entering the recycling process of plastic waste, a washing process is applied to remove contamination. Plastics are cleaned by removing dirt, oil, labels and other contaminants. Then the grinding process is started.


The shredded plastic parts are reshaped by the melting process. The melted plastic is shaped by injecting into special molds or by extrusion method.


Reshaped plastic products are packaged in granule form. These granules can be used as raw materials in the production of new plastic products.

Production of New Products

The granules can be used for the manufacture of plastic products. These granules can be used in the production of bottles, packaging materials, toys, furniture and many more plastic products.