Plastic Waste Reprocessing (HDPE)

High density polyethylene (HDPE) packaging is used in industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods. Its stiffness, moldability and chemical resistance properties make it ideal for use in the manufacture of a wide variety of packaging, including bottles, containers, cartons, bags and more. HDPE is a thermoplastic material with a melting point around 130 degree Celsius. High density polyethylene is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. About 70% of the HDPE produced is used in the packaging, is flexible and rigid. Its noble nature and ability to preserve products for a long time make it a popular choice in the food and beverage industry. The material allows for easy printing, which is an important criterion for product development. HDPE is a commonly recycled plastic. Major players engaged in recycling waste are Veolia Environment, SUEZ, Waste Management Inc., Republic Services, Stericycle, Clean Harbors, Waste Connections, Inc., Covanta Holding Corporation, Remondis SE & Co. Kg, and Biffa.