Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or unwanted products into new materials or products of higher quality and value. The idea behind upcycling is to extend the life of a product by giving it new purpose, rather than discarding it and contributing to the growing problem of waste and environmental degradation. Upcycling is a creative and sustainable approach to waste management that has gained popularity in recent years as people become more aware of the environmental impact of consumer culture. Some common examples of upcycling include turning old clothes into new accessories, repurposing glass jars as vases, and converting shipping containers into homes.
Upcycling ContentDiscarded Plastic Bag 55%
Plastic to Rubber Transformation
All types of discarded plastic (LDP, LDPE, PP) bags are bought together from all over Bangladesh. Then sorted and washed before pelletizing through extruder. Daily two metric ton of discarded plastic bags are transformed into synthetic rubber.
Recycled plastic pellets (LDPE, LDP etc.) are put into dispersion kneader. Then from dispersion kneader synthetic rubber dough sent to mixing mill for better shaping. After that, thin layer of pre-vulcanized rubbers are put into hydraulic press machine for vulcanization.
Our synthetic rubber sheets are used for ladies and gents footwear, bag-luggage making, cattle farm carpet, roofing solution in rural areas of Bangladesh.
Plastic can be upcycled in a number of ways, depending on its type and quality. Here are some common methods of upcycling plastic:
- Mechanical Recycling: This involves mechanically grinding down plastic waste into small pellets, which can be melted and molded into new products. This method is commonly used for thermoplastics, which are plastics that can be melted and reshaped multiple times.
- Chemical Recycling: This process uses chemical reactions to break down plastic waste into its constituent monomers, which can then be used to make new plastic products. This method is used for plastics that are difficult to recycle mechanically, such as polycarbonate and PVC.
- Repurposing: This involves using plastic waste for a different purpose than its original intended use. For example, plastic bottles can be cut and used as planters, or plastic bags can be woven into sturdy mats.
- Upcycling: This involves converting plastic waste into higher-quality products that have more value than the original waste material. For example, recycled plastic can be used to make high-end fashion items, furniture, or building materials.
Regardless of the method used, upcycling plastic helps to reduce waste, conserve resources, and mitigate the environmental impact of plastic production and disposal.