HDPE, like all types of ‘virgin’ plastic, is made from oil. It is therefore not biodegradable or compostable (read more about these topics on the page: What are bioplastics?). HDPE film is, however, excellently recyclable. In order to be able to recycle at high quality to A-class materials, it must meet a number of conditions:
- The film must consist of one type of material, i.e. not laminated with other types of material such as aluminum.
- The film must not be too dirty.
- The foil must be separately collected or separated afterwards.
Recycling of films can be stimulated by designing more products out of one material and by collecting clean streams separately on a larger scale.
Do you have any questions about this article?
Please contact one of our experienced employees via the contact form below. You will receive a response as soon as possible.