The increase in consumption of polyethylene terephthalate products, which are mostly represented by PET bottles, results in larger quantities of waste. At present, recycling of polymer waste requires top priority attention in solving environmental problems.
On average, each person accounts for up to 300 kilograms of household solid waste annually, demonstrating a clear upward trend.
The quantities of waste delivered to landfills can be reduced through recycling. However, wastes need to be sorted before they are recycled. Household wastes sorted by each person into different categories — glass, paper and cardboard, metal and plastic products — can be turned into new packaging, furniture, clothing and many other useful things. After the sorting process, plastic bottles are delivered to the Plarus Plant where they are recycled to obtain raw materials for new plastic bottles.
Plarus – the plant for recycling of plastic products