North American Coalition for Maintaining Mother Earth

Posted by Mikalah On February - 28 - 2017 0 Comment

Recycling is by far the easiest and one of the most effect ways to help save on energy costs.

It reuses materials that still hold high value, helps reduce air pollution, assists in reducing our dependence on oil, water and other natural resources, and cuts back on the amount of waste we send to landfills.

There are many convenient drop off recycling locations, curb side collection spots and even buy back programs. One of the easiest items to recycle are plastic bags, and every bag recycled can make a big difference, especially if you live near a large body of water.

Initial Melting

When plastic bags are recycled, the plant will melt and then cool a large portion of the plastic bags down which will make hard plastic. There are a lot of bags that are melted at one time to make the product. Once the plastic is ready to go, it will be cut up in pieces and washed to make sure that it is clean. The plastic will be then taken to a second melting device, which melts the plastic with greater precision and molds it into a long and thin shape. Once this process takes place, the plastic will be cut down in to bead like size.

Bead Form

These recycled beads may be mixed with other virgin type material to make new plastic bags or to even create other new products. The other virgin beads may be a different dyed color and a heavier grade of plastic to work with. It will then go into another device which will add some air pressure which will decide the size and the thickness of the plastic bag. Once this is done, it will be time for the plastic bags to cool off and then it will be wound up into a huge roll. The bags will then be made at a certain width and will be sealed off with a hot metal wire so that the bag will seal itself. The bags are then ready to be used and shipped out to the consumers.

Other Recyclable Materials

There are many other items that are recyclable such as glass, metal, paper, plastic and electronics. Many of these items sit around the home and can be recycled and not thrown away in the garbage. There are many programs and communities that are stepping up to recycle to help the environment. You can always check your local newspapers or nearby agencies to find out who does recycling in your area.


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