Our company in brief
We have several channels whjich we collect PET material.
Some of them are, un-used types as preform or bottles from directly bottle factories, dirty bottles from many first hand collectors & sources.
We are able to supply PET Bottles and PET Flakes and other PET materials mentioned on our web site.
The segregation or sorting is conducted manually. This is a process of separating PET plastics from other plastics. The selection is based on any of the following: plastic type/number, color, processing method, brand and product type. This process is critical for PET. Contamination with PVC is very common when the sorting process is not rigidly done. Sorting is commonly based on color and processing method.
The cleaning process is done manually and also mechanicaly. It involves the following steps: removal of plastic cap, removal of label and rinsing. For some processes rinsing/washing is done during and after grinding/flaking.
The cleaned bottles/containers are fed into the grinder. There are two types of grinding: the wet and dry method. In the dry grinding, the materials are ground to the desired size and bagged in a 30 kg or one-ton capacity plastic sacks. In wet grinding, water is continuously fed on the material during and after grinding is performed. The dirty liquid or overflow is discharged as waste water for treatment. In some cases, detergent is added to efficiently remove the stubborn dirt, adhesives or glues in the plastic waste.
A centrifugal dryer is used to dry the flakes. Water is expelled through the fine holes of the dryer by applying centrifugal forces. The flakes are bagged after drying.
OUR COLLECTION AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
The PET plastic wastes are collected together with other recycleables such as cartoons, papers, tin cans, scrap metals, glass and other types of plastic wastes by the following ways:
Private Collection - This type of collection is done in restaurants, hotels, business establishments, supermarkets and fast food chains. Through a bidding process, the collectors are chosen to get/collect scraps or recyclables.
Household Consumer - The household consumers segregate and sell their plastic waste to eco-aides. However, some of them dispose their commingled solid waste to garbage bins or containers for pick-up by dump trucks or garbage collectors.
Junk Shops - There are several junk shops operating nationwide. Most are members of cooperatives and one of the biggest cooperative is the Linis Ganda Foundation who has about 500 members. They collect recyclable items and sort them to separate the plastics from other materials. They buy from scavengers and household consumers. On the other hand, they sell their scrap to the recyclers/processors. PET bottles are sold after sorting and cleaning (removal of cover and label) from the commingled waste.
Middleman - The middleman or consolidators operates in the following ways: a) collects and grinds PET industrial waste “on-site”, b) collects and grinds PET industrial and post consumer waste in their own plant, and c) collects PET industrial/consumer waste and sell them to PET recyclers.
Plastic recyclers - The recyclers carry out the collection, sorting, washing and drying operations in their plant. Their collections come from the junk shops and other consolidators.
OUR SOURCES OF PET PLASTIC WASTE
There are two types of PET waste generated in the solid waste stream: post-industrial and post-consumer waste.
This type of waste is produced or generated by the following means: a) rejects from the processing of resin to finished product such as bottles/containers, b) rejects from the processing of preforms to stretch blow moulding into bottles/containers, and c) trimmings from the thermoforming of products from sheets/rolls.
Post-industrial waste is clean, easily identified/defined and segregated. Most PET manufacturers/fabricators recycle 10% of their industrial waste.
The following practices are conducted to recycling or manage this type of waste:
a) selling to scrap buyers,
b) remixing with virgin materials,
c) selling directly to exporters/consolidators,
d) recycle back to bottles.
This type of wastes are generated by the consumers. These are reclaimed from households by eco-aides (push cart boys), directly from garbage bins, materials recovery facilities, junk shops, plastic consolidating site/plant, plastics recycling plant, and dumpsites.
Post-consumer plastic wastes are dirty. Formerly, there has been limited information on the proper way of disposal available locally. The dirt/contaminations in PET waste will lower down the quality of the material for recycling