Plastic is one of the most widely used materials in the world, as they feature certain properties that make them extremely useful in innumerable ways. Simply looking around your home or office and tallying up the plastic products in your immediate field of vision is enough for most people to realize how much we have come to rely on plastic. From food packaging, water bottles, and dishware to lighting, electronic devices, children’s toys, plastic has been completely integrated into our everyday life.

Much like with metals, there are different types of plastics that fall under certain umbrella terms. At Intonu, we accept post industrial plastic resins into our facility for recycling. Unfortunately, this means that post consumer products (such as the items listed in the previous paragraph) are not able to be recycled at the Intonu facility at this point in time. Despite the fact that our recycling program isn’t currently set up to process water bottles, plastic bags and the like, we at Intonu are steadfast in our commitment to the ecosystem and will help you formulate a business plan to deal with these items in environmentally responsible ways. We want our clients to know that if there is an opportunity to help you safely and effectively recycle your scraps and waste products, we will always be here to find solutions that work.

Recycling plastic resins helps benefit the environment because although these materials are extremely useful for a variety of applications, they are some of the most common and harmful products to be discarded in landfills, oceans, on the side of the road, and in remote areas. The threat of improperly disposed plastics is twofold: while the materials themselves take an extremely long time to break down, the many chemicals used to create these resins leach into the soil and water around them and essentially poison surrounding plant and animal life. It’s also worth mentioning that creating these resins in the first place means contributing to the depletion of finite natural resources and fossil fuels.

At Intonu, we want to do our part to spare the environment from this kind of treatment by offering reliable and responsible processing technology for post industrial plastic resins— and we want to help you do your part, too. Simply put, recycling is smart business and an ethical way to dispose of scrapped material that’s taking up valuable space.

As for the post industrial plastic resins we do openly accept into our facility, this category can be broken down into a list of specific materials:

PET - Polyethylene Terephthalate
HPDE – High Density Polyethylene
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
LDPE – Low Density Polythylene
PP - Polypropylene
PS - Polystyrene
ABS -Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
PE - Polyethylene
TPO - Thermoplastic PolyOlefin
TPE - Thermoplastic Elastomers
EPS - Expandable Polystyrene
PC - Polycarbonate
Nylon