Types of Recycling & Recyclable Plastics

Published by Belladmin on 13th January, 2023

Plastics are versatile and convenient material that is used in a wide variety of products. Unfortunately, the disposal of plastic waste has become a major environmental issue, as plastic can take hundreds of years to break down and can cause harm to wildlife and ecosystems. Fortunately, many types of plastic can be recycled, which can help to reduce the amount of waste and prevent pollution.

There are several different types of plastics that can be recycled, and each type is identified by a number inside a triangle symbol on the plastic product. The most common types of plastic that are recycled are PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene), which are used in water bottles, plastic bags, and other packaging materials. Other types of plastics that can be recycled include LDPE (low-density polyethylene), which is used in plastic films and bags, and PP (polypropylene), which is used in food containers and plastic cups.

Recycling plastic involves a number of different processes, depending on the type of plastic and the desired end product. One common method is mechanical recycling, which involves grinding the plastic into small pieces, melting it down, and forming it into new products. This method is suitable for PET and HDPE plastics and can be used to produce new bottles, bags, and other packaging materials.

Another method of recycling plastic is chemical recycling, which involves breaking down the plastic into its chemical building blocks. This method can be used to recycle a wider range of plastic types, including those that are not suitable for mechanical recycling. The resulting chemicals can be used to produce new plastic products or can be converted into other products such as fuels or chemicals.


Bell Packaging has developed a range of packaging solutions that are made from recycled materials, including end caps and product packaging.


Sustainable packaging is better for the environment and the future of our planet. In recent years, there has been a significant push towards environmentally-friendly packaging options, and companies are rising to the challenge by developing innovative products that minimise waste and reduce their carbon footprint.

One such product is "Retran®" developed by Bell Packaging. Retran® is a sustainable packaging material that contains 70% post-consumer waste, making it a great option for companies looking to reduce their environmental impact.

Using sustainable packaging like Retran® has many benefits for the environment. For one, it helps to reduce waste by repurposing materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. This not only conserves resources but also prevents the release of harmful greenhouse gases that are produced during the decomposition of waste in landfills.

Furthermore, Retran® can also help to reduce the carbon footprint of a company. By using recycled materials, Retran® requires less energy to produce than traditional packaging materials, making it a more environmentally-friendly option.

In addition to its environmental benefits, Retran® is also a versatile and durable packaging material. It can be used for a wide range of applications, from protecting fragile products during shipping to displaying items on store shelves. Its durability means that it can be used multiple times, further reducing waste and contributing to a circular economy.

Overall, sustainable packaging like Retran® is a smart choice for companies looking to reduce their environmental impact. By choosing eco-friendly options like Retran®, we can all play a part in creating a more sustainable future for our planet.


Bell Packaging is proud to be a leader in the sustainable packaging industry, we are always looking for new ways to improve our carbon footprint. If you’re a business that is interested in decreasing its carbon footprint through its packaging then get in contact with Bell Packaging today.