Plastics Recycling

Plastics Recycling

Plastics’ recycling is one of the most established recycling industries, and we at Karl W. Schmidt have been building fine machinery to support plastics recycling for years. Recycling plastics is good for the environment and good for the economy, and we’re proud that we can make a contribution.

Plastics’ recycling is huge. In 2009, 2.5 billion pounds of plastic bottles were recycled, which represented 28% of the plastic bottles used. And it’s not surprising that a lot of plastic is recycled; recycling is good business. When an operating room in Wisconsin hospital decided they would start recycling polypropylene surgical sheeting, they diverted five tons of sheeting in one month, which was 6% of the hospital’s total waste for the month. This represented an annual savings for the hospital of $13,000.

We can provide plastics recycling equipment for operations of any size. Our designs are simple to install and extremely durable. For more information about how our equipment can benefit your business, contact us below.