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About Us

The founders of Akshar Plastic Recycling have over 35 years of experience in the thermoplastics industry. Specifically, we have expertise in manufacturing, buying, selling and recycling plastics throughout the world. We place top priority on the customer service experience with every transaction and we value excellent product quality as our highest attribute.

The plastic recycling business is challenging at best. There are several grades, countless products, and numerous variations to the resins available in the marketplace. Each resin has its own processing specifications and is intended to be used in applications where these tolerances are not exceeded.

We understand the resin business and have the experience and knowledge to help our clients navigate through the complexities of resins selection and simplify the procurement experience. We invite you to experience the Akshar Plastic difference and find your expectations exceeded with each transaction

We Provide You
  • Over 35 years of knowledge and experience creating plastic scrap solutions
  • Consulting services and material handling expertise
  • Full service size reduction solutions
  • Service throughout the US, Canada and Mexico
About Recycling Plastic

Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or what would otherwise be waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their original state.

The confusion over what we can and cannot recycle continues to confound consumers. Plastics are especially troublesome to recycle, as different types of plastic require different processing to be reformulated and re-used as raw material. That’s where we come in.

What is Plastic?

Plastics are made from oil. Oil is a carbon-rich raw material, and plastics are large carbon-containing molecules called polymers, which are composed of repeating units of shorter carbon-containing compounds called monomers.

Chemists combine various types of monomers in many different arrangements to make an almost infinite variety of plastics with different chemical properties.

Most plastic is chemically inert and will not react chemically with other substances; therefore, you can store alcohol, soap, water, acid or gasoline in a plastic container without dissolving the container itself.

Plastic can be molded into an almost infinite variety of shapes, so you can find it in toys, cups, bottles, utensils, wiring, cars, even in bubble gum. Plastics have revolutionized the world

Because plastic doesn't react chemically with most other substances, it doesn't decay. Therefore, plastic disposal poses a difficult and significant environmental problem. Plastic hangs around in the environment for centuries, so recycling is the best method of disposal.

Collected plastic is sent to a reclaimer, like Akshar Plastic Recycling, who will sort (by type of plastic), grind, and clean the plastic.

The cleaned and sorted plastic is sent to a manufacturer who will use it as "feedstock" (i.e., a component of the manufacturing process) to create new products.

About Our Environmental Responsibility

Akshar Plastic Recycling voluntarily complies with the following general principles and specific practices for recyclers.

  • We have developed and use a management system that covers environmental, worker safety and public health practices on-site
  • We have establish a business model that promotes reuse and materials recovery for end of life (EOL) equipment and materials
  • We comply with environmental, health, and safety legal requirements, both domestically and internationally, that are applicable to our operations
  • We use practices to prevent or reduce exposures and emissions during recycling operations
  • We do not export or arrange for the export of any focus material. Focus materials, such as is found in electronic recycling, are cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and CRT glass, circuit boards (unless they have had batteries and mercury-containing items removed and are lead free), batteries, and items containing mercury and/or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), both in EOL equipment and when separated as components
  • We receive plastic material derived from EOL equipment and other sources of plastic scrap and are properly licensed to receive these materials, and we use technology designed to safely and effectively manage these materials in the U.S. only
  • We do not use energy recovery, incineration, or land disposal as a management strategy for any materials
  • We participate in the due diligence process in ensuring that as a downstream recycler and processor, we manage recyclable plastic materials appropriately to create a useful product
  • We ensure that materials going for reuse are refurbished (reclaimed) and tested for functionality, and residual focus materials are managed responsibly
  • We track throughput and keep records; store and transport material securely and safely; and possess insurance, closure plans, and financial mechanisms to cover the potential risks of our facility and other places in which we operate
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