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Is polyethylene recyclable?

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Yes, polyethylene is easy recyclable. In Germany almost all plastics are collected, sorted and recycled via the dual system. Polyethylene has the largest share of recycled plastics, followed by polypropylene (PP). It can be melted down and processed into new products indefinitely. Over 95% of our production waste is processed in our in-house regeneration plant. The recyclate can be mixed with new PE. Depending on the application and requirements, this can vary from 20% to 100%.The recyclate is mainly used for the production of garbage bags. In Germany, 50% of plastic waste is melted down again. The other half is converted into electricity in waste incineration plants.