Recycling and Re-use of Waste Plastic

The course content covers:

Background and history of plastics recycling

Market and regulations - description of the market and statistics for different plastic products and the potential economic benefits

of re-using waste plastic.

The circular economy - the efforts being made to reduce and manage plastic waste and improve the recyclability and sustainability

of the material.

Size reduction and separation technologies - overview of the current technologies used to separate and sort mixed plastic waste.

Decontamination technologies - introduction to the variety of physical and chemical processes used to remove fibrous, metallic and other

contaminants from waste plastics streams.

Food grade recycled plastics - the “Superclean” recycling processes used to produce food grade recycled plastics and the regulations and

testing protocols that apply to these materials.

Compounding and processing of recycled plastics - the additives that are used to assist the processing of waste plastics and enhance the properties and in-service stability of the recycled products

Other recycling methods - the range of other methods and techniques that can be used to recycle waste plastic, including pyrolysis,

incineration and depolymerisation.

Biodegradable and compostable plastics - introduction to biodegradable and compostable plastics and their role in the reduction of plastic waste and its impact on the environment.


10 Oct 2019


Shropshire, United Kingdom

Course type:

Training - CPD course

Organiser Type

IOM3 Supported


Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira
Shrewsbury Road
United Kingdom

Organised by

Kerry Haralambou

01939 252312


Approved for Professional Development by IOM3

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