Can LDPE Plastics Be Thrown into the Recycling Bin
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Can LDPE Plastics Be Thrown into the Recycling Bin

Can LDPE Plastics Be Thrown into the Recycling Bin?

CSR Plastic, with its expert team, also recycles LDPE types of plastics. Therefore, when LDPE plastics are thrown into the recycling bin, no problems arise. LDPE are petrochemical thermoplastics. The density of LDPE is lower than water, so it is called low-density plastic.

Today, LDPE is the most commonly used type of plastic. LDPE can be used to create various industrial and commercial products. LDPE, labeled with plastic code number 4, is among the safest and cleanest types of plastics in the world. LDPE, with a low melting point, can be easily shaped. This transparent type of plastic does not absorb water easily and does not release substances.

Recycling History of LDPE Plastic

Since the early 2000s, there have been significant developments in the LDPE plastic industry. Today, LDPE plastic is widely used, especially in the following sectors:

  • Consumer goods
  • Material packaging
  • Construction
  • Transportation

LDPE is referred to as green plastic due to its recyclability, versatility, and durability. LDPE is processed and transformed into various products such as bottles, films, bags, and trays. However, if LDPE is not thrown into recycling bins, it becomes impossible to reuse. Since it cannot easily separate from other materials, it takes many years for LDPE to decompose biologically. CSR Plastic uses innovative technologies to recycle LDPE plastics. The innovative technologies used in recycling include:

  • Extrusion blow molding
  • Compression molding
  • Injection stretch blow molding
  • Coextrusion
  • Thermoforming

Pros and Cons of LDPE Plastic that Can Be Thrown into the Recycling Bin

The advantages of LDPE plastic that can be thrown into the recycling bin are as follows:

  • It shows high resistance to chemicals.
  • It is very durable against impacts.
  • It has a low specific gravity.

The cons of LDPE plastic are as follows:

  • It is not very hard, and therefore its strength level is low.
  • It has a very high thermal expansion coefficient.
  • It has poor heat resistance.

If a product has the number 4 on it, it means it is made of LDPE plastic. Our company recycles LDPE plastic regardless of its type and amount. Recycling LDPE plastic greatly contributes to environmental health.

Does LDPE Plastic Thrown into the Recycling Bin Biodegrade?

LDPE plastic thrown into the recycling bin biodegrades easily. However, if not thrown into the recycling bin and left in nature, the biological decomposition of LDPE plastics is very difficult. In such cases, it can take centuries for LDPE plastics to decompose. Since LDPE is 100% recyclable, throwing it into a regular trash bin is very wrong. When LDPE plastics thrown into regular trash bins decompose, the chemical substances inside start to leak out. This leads to environmental pollution. To avoid these negative situations, LDPE plastics must be thrown into the recycling bin.

The biological decomposition of LDPE plastic types ranges between 500-1000 years. The main factor determining the exact decomposition time is the product itself. The biological decomposition of thick products is longer compared to LDPE bags and films.

How Many Times Can LDPE Plastic Be Recycled?

The recycling of LDPE plastic, as mentioned above, is 100%. However, the recycling of an LDPE plastic can occur a few times. This is because thin products lose their quality during the recycling process. The number of times it can be recycled depends on the product itself and its thickness. Some LDPE plastic products are only recycled once.

Even if the recycling of LDPE plastics is not possible, sending them to our facility is very important for the health of living beings and the environment. In our recycling facility, plastics that are not recycled are controlled and disposed of. You can contact CSR Plastic to get detailed information about LDPE plastic recycling.