MLP Recycling

MLP stands for Multi-Layered Plastic. It is a type of plastic most commonly used for the packaging of food items such as chips, biscuits, chocolates, and other snacks. Mostly, MLP packets have two sheets of plastic enclosing a layer of aluminum, but technically MLP can be any material that has at least one layer of plastic.

The government, manufacturers, brands, and consumers widely believe that the large amount of MLP and MLP waste being generated is “non-recyclable” due to its low value. Due to this “myth”, MLP waste is either:

  1. Taken to cement kilns for co-processing
  2. Mixed with bitumen for road construction, or it is also disposed of using
  3. WTE (Waste to Energy)
  4. Pyrolysis.

However, none of these methods are ideal or sustainable as they are either extremely polluting or cause an economic loss of the material (i.e., MLP).

It is untrue that MLP waste cannot be recycled. There is a fifth and ideal methodWaste to Granules (i.e., Recycling)

We have technology to recycle MLP and has the capacity to convert MLP waste into granules which are fit to be used for making a variety of products ranging from chairs, stools, benches, pallets, flowerpots to much more!

In terms of benefit to the manufacturer, producers, and end consumers, recycled MLP pellets are far cheaper than those made from virgin plastic pellets apart from being sustainable, contributing to a circular economy, and ensuring that a large amount of untreated MLP plastic waste does not pollute our shared environment.

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