Recycling Plastic Bottles and Flasks

Recycling plastic bottles and flasks is a good thing, both economically and environmentally. It uses less energy than producing new plastics, and fewer raw materials, including crude oil, are needed, and plastic bottles and flasks no longer end up as residual waste. This is a win-win situation: we pay less and we pollute less!

For plastics to be recycled effectively, they must be sorted correctly, uncontaminated by other materials that could disrupt the recycling process. And we count on you for that. 

Consult the sorting rules for PMD.

Recycling plastic bottles and flasks 

Recycling plastic bottles and flasks is done in three stages:

  • The plastic bottles and flasks are sorted automatically or manually in sorting centers.
  • Each bottle and flask is washed and then ground into chips or turned into pellets.
  • Using various techniques the chips and pellets are melted and transformed to make new products.

Applications for recycled plastic bottles and flasks

Transparent plastic bottles made from PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) can be recycled into new bottles, plastic containers for fruits and vegetables, textile fibres, carpets, and stuffing for mattresses, jackets and sleeping bags.

Opaque plastic flasks made from HDPE (High Density PolyEthylene) can be recycled into storage bins, baskets, chests and shelves, containers for liquids, pipes, cable conduits and tubing, and pallets.