POLYPROPYLENE BULK BAGS
PP bulk bag recycling, accepting and picking up bulk bags, rice bags, and polypropylene mega bags.
HOW BULK BAG RECYCLING WORKS:
Bulk Bag Recycling (PP resin) is a multi-step process that requires very specialized equipment. Essentially, the bulk bag is chopped, washed, melted and extruded into plastic pellets. These plastic pellets are then sold to a plastic reprocessor, who will use them in a specific manufacturing process (such as woven polypropylene material or woven into fibre) to create a “new” or “recycled” plastic product.
The first step of the bulk bag recycling process is inspection, which takes place at Blue Planet Recycling. This process is designed to weed out any foreign materials, contaminants or other plastics. Because plastics have different properties and characteristics, most plastics recycling involves the separation of different plastics by resin type. The only noteworthy exception to this is plastic lumber, which can use different types of plastics.
After the Bulk Bags are inspected, they are ground. This serves to clean the material and to get it into a more manageable size for the next few processes. Some dirtier or cross-contaminated materials may require separation by flotation, where certain types of plastic will rise to the top of the flotation tank and others, because of their higher densities, will sink.
From there, the plastic regrind is melted by heat and friction inside an extruder. The molten plastic passes through a screen where any remaining contaminants are filtered out. Little pellets emerge and are market ready.
We are committed to selecting local markets for our reclaimed products—we look for local uses and support North American manufacturing. Blue Planet Recycling has a reputation for providing high quality cost-effective reclaimed resins for film, pipe, sheet extrusion and injection molding applications.
Our mixed bin service allows you to dispose of all your recyclables into one outdoor locking bin: metal, plastics, wood, and fibre! Call or email for more information on this service.