AvatarTanmay Bhat asked 2 years ago
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Is it true that some plastics can be recycled only once?
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Is it true that some plastics can be recycled only once?
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Plastics are some of the most versatile materials designed by men. They are made of different concentrations and different grades. Some of these can be recycled easily while some others are more difficult to recycle.
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Greensutra
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Team GreenSutra™Team GreenSutra™ Staff answered 2 years ago

Different types of plastics are being used daily for several applications. Using recycling codes mentioned on these plastics, help identifying of these plastics easy for recycling purposes.

Several plastic recycling processes depend on heating or melting the said plastic. On heating, some types of plastics loose their characteristic properties, reducing its tensile strength, affecting its elasticity etc. Because of this, some types of plastics can be recycled only a limited number of types.

It is said by some people, that PET Plastics can be recycled only once.

Summary
Is it true that some plastics can be recycled only once?
Article Name
Is it true that some plastics can be recycled only once?
Description
Plastics are some of the most versatile materials designed by men. They are made of different concentrations and different grades. Some of these can be recycled easily while some others are more difficult to recycle.
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Greensutra
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