- This may be written somewhere else in these
pages but we'll never get tired to tell plastic recycling
is not an easy business.
- Because of this, please be so kind to read this
page carefully and be sure you have what's needed to
get you started the right way.
- If you aren't sure about something ask for
every possible detail and be positive the answers are
the right ones.
a plastic recycling business||
- It may sound stupid but a lot of people
out there think plastic recycling is
the today's business and a lot of money
can be done, right the very first minute.
- Not true.
- Even if you buy the very best, more
reliable system in this world, you should
know what you're doing otherwise no
machine will deliver a good quality
product at a good production rate; You
just bought the machine and not the
experience to run it.
- So, if you put together a business
plan, a serious one, and by the numbers
you go even after first year of operation,
you are in very good shape.
- Before even thinking to go into
the business, be absolutely positive
about scraps sources that need to be
affordable, reliable and in a quantity
equal or in excess of 150% of your needing.
- Knowing the source of scraps, you
should get data about thickness, quantity
and quality of contamination, the form
of packaging, if scraps will be dry
or wet and whatever else to make in
position your machinery supplier to
give you what you need and not expensive
and/or usless machinery.
- You'll be dealing with dirt, therefore
try to find a building location where
the dirt and noise don't bother anybody,
with lot of energy available for present
and future needs and, if possible, to
a connection with a water treatment
system of some sort, simply because washing
line will remove dirt from plastic and
this dirt doesn't disappear but goes
- Again, because you'll be dealing
with dirt, take in serious consideration
downtime due to regular maintenance,
because you're going to get a lot of
wearing, and straordinary as well because,
doesn't matter what you do, an hammer
will go through your last release, computerized,
metal detector and it will fall into
granulator making a mess.
- You wait and see.
- This to tell you to take it seriously,
run your numbers on paper carefully,
taking everything into consideration
and then, cut it by half.
- If this number still looks good,
go ahead and do it.