Plastic Flexible Packaging Materials
The first demonstration of the recycling of plastic flexible packaging materials in the United States has recently shown quite good results. This item is "Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF)" established by companies such as Dow Chemical, LyondellBasell, Chevron Phillips Chemical, P&G, Nestlé, PepsiCo, etc., with the goal of plastic recycling. Peripheral machines can also efficiently recycle and reuse plastic flexible packaging in the United States, which collects various resource wastes.
For all kinds of resource waste, the vast United States mostly adopts the method of collecting and recycling, and sorting and recycling by sorting machines in recycling facilities. However, plastic flexible packaging such as food packaging film or shopping plastic bags, bag packaging, etc. consumes about 5.44 million tons a year, because it is not easy to sort, and the recycling rate is relatively low.
The "MRFF Project" cooperates with recycling companies to introduce sorting machines at recycling facilities in Pennsylvania in 2019, and conduct empirical experiments on waste plastic flexible packaging in public housing. One year after the start of the demonstration, the goal of reducing the mixing ratio of paper waste in classified plastic flexible packaging to less than 15% was achieved. Besides, 74% of the plastic flexible packaging contained in the resource waste can be recycled. Although it has failed to reach the target of 90%, the recycling ratio of plastic flexible packaging is expected to improve during the remaining demonstration period.
On the other hand, the "MRFF Project" has also begun to develop the use of recycled plastic flexible packaging. It is expected to achieve early practical use in the exterior wall products of buildings, and it is expected to be used as a high-durability substitute. Pallets, railway sleepers, and other areas where wood is used. In terms of consumer products, related applications have also won the attention of major brands.