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Welcome to another PlastLab “pill” which, in its first release, aroused good interest in the topic of recycling; I would therefore say to continue on this topic… which, to say that it is current events is certainly an understatement. Recycling is a MUST!?

We suffer a daily bombardment of images and information on how much plastic is, on our planet, representing an unwelcome invasion. Ok…But what do we do to stem it?

plastic waste



Today the technologies for selecting materials in waste collection are increasingly performing and precise, but if they have to operate on a “detailed” collection, rather than in a sea of ​​heterogeneous waste, they certainly increase their effectiveness and reduce costs.

Being able to isolate the large families of materials allows them to start the cleaning, ennobling and compounding stages, reaching, at the end of the supply chain, a new perfectly reusable product ready to be re-entered on the market and, in turn, recyclable again. All without having to extract oil, the black gold, from the subsoil, but using the waste resource, shall we call it “grey gold?”.

Different types of plastics and their acronyms for recycling


 I leave you the list of tests for the characterization of materials, so as to understand what a material is made of…




The automotive industry has long imposed that a fair percentage of the construction material of scrapped cars must be recycled again in new cars, but there are other successful examples on the market that can entice you to recycle.

In Italy, a leading company in the writing objects sector has launched a production line using plastic material recovered from inside food packaging (commonly called tetrapak), one of its competitors in Europe has done the same by recycling yogurt containers.

From the mobility market to the mass market, but both with two fundamental characteristics: innovation and desire for sustainability. Virtuous examples that must not remain isolated as phenomena in their own right, but rather the starting point of a new market economy where every actor must play his part in the best possible way… starting from each of us and from the bag/bin in where we throw our waste.

To stem the invasion of plastic waste, Recycling has become a “Must”!

A special thanks goes to Fulvio Caon, a great expert in the recycling of materials, as well as a teacher and great supporter of Plastlab, who has raised awareness of this issue so as to provide us with the contents for this #laboratorypill!

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