When compared to its North European neighbours (who recycle over 80% of their plastic waste), France clearly has a lot of progress to do. Production of plastic in France uses only 20% recycled material, as opposed to 44% in glass and 60% in paper and cardboard.
Yet 1 ton of recycled plastic saves 830 litres of oil.
There are 5 main types of recyclable plastics: polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polypropylene (PP).
Once collected, plastic waste is sorted into these different types, baled, then transported to treatment plants to be cleaned, rinsed, dried, sifted, and regenerated to form pellets.
With 200 000 tons of plastic recycled and treated in 8 specialized facilities, Paprec is France’s premier plastic recycler.
Pilot facilities, cutting-edge equipment, complex processes, certified materials… the Paprec Group has become an expert in the field of thermoplastic regeneration, all thanks to innovation.
The plastic recycling cycle is a step-by-step process. Discover the different steps :
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