Inspecting bales of HDPE plastic before recycling

Inspecting bales of HDPE plastic before recycling

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Caption: Plastic recycling. Inspection of bales of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) plastic at a recycling plant. HDPE is used in a variety of rigid packaging for food and beverages. It is sorted and compressed into these bales before being cleaned and shredded. It is then shipped in chipped form to manufacturing plants for re-use. Photographed in Pennsylvania, USA.

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Keywords: environmentally friendly green, hdpe, high density polyethylene, industry, plastic, recycle, recycling

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