How It Works
GreenLabs Recycling Process
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After GreenLabs Recycling collects your plastic, what happens to it?
- Plastic is manually sorted by resin-code - the number inside the 'chasing arrows triangle' found on most plastic items. Sometimes plastic is then further sorted by color.
- Plastic is mechanically shredded into smaller pieces known as 'granulate' or 'regrind'.
- The granulate is used as raw material in injection, compression or blow molding applications to create new plastic products. Granulate is often combined with virgin plastic but some products are able to be made using 100% recycled material.