Mechanical recycling

Mechanical recycling

The reprocessing of waste materials back into secondary raw materials or products through mechanical processes without significantly changing the chemical structure of the material. Examples include recycling glass bottles into new packaging or filtration products, or plastics packaging into new packaging or textile products. See also Eco Fashion Dictionary textile recycling, shredding and organics recycling.

Steps as following:

  • Shredding
  • Contaminant separation
  • floatation
  • milling
  • washing and drying
  • Agglutination
  • Extrusion


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