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Mechanical Recycling



Lesson Summary

The lecture delivered by Ana Rita Neiva from Coolrec delves into the mechanical recycling process for plastics, which includes:

  1. Treatment and recovery of plastic waste
  2. Mechanical processes like shredding, grinding, washing, drying, compounding, and pelletizing
  3. Retention of the chemical structure of the materials

Key points of the presentation:

  1. Highlighting the significance of mechanical recycling in establishing a closed loop for end-of-life materials
  2. Contribution to sustainability
  3. Support for the circular economy model

The talk also covers:

  1. The position of mechanical recycling within European waste management
  2. Providing insights into recycling statistics
  3. Addressing the challenges and opportunities linked to plastic recycling through mechanical methods
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