PET recycling

To recycle PET as a business we need to invest in:

1. A PET bottle crushing machine (trituradora).

2. A PET compactor.

3. A truck.

When PET bottles arrive to the processing plant we need:

  •  A process to separate the bottles (Manual sorting): first it passes through a centrifugal machine (for what?).
  • A process to detect metal and take it out of the line.

Notice that there are people manually removing materials that are not PET.

  • Crushing of bottles.
  • Washing of bottles: a process to wash the bottles and remove the labels.
  • Rinsing.
  • Drying.
  • Inspection.
  • Storage.
  • Sterilization (to produce food grade plastic pellets).
  • Melting process.

Sites to collect PET bottles

1. Schools and universities.

2. PET cans at parks.

Recycling companies in Colombia

- Ecomodulares: they transform recycled plastic into modular structures for the building industry.