Thermo Plastic Recycling & Compounding ...
What We Trade
 
Akshar Plastic Inc buys plastic and sells plastic in all formats: Plastic Regrind, Reprocessed Plastic, Plastic Pellets and Scrap Plastic particularly the following: engineering plastics & commodity grade:
 
 
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.
 
Why do we recycle plastic?
Plastic is one of the most disposable materials in U.S. culture.  We throw away our milk bottles, soda bottles, water bottles, trash bags, grocery bags, product packaging, and more every day without giving it a second thought.  Plastic makes up much of the street-side litter found in cities and throughout the countryside, and it’s rapidly filling up our landfills.
 
Studies suggest that between 7% and 8% of the world’s fossil fuels are used in producing new plastics.  This doesn’t sound like a great amount, but it accounts for millions of tons of fuels per year.  Recycling could preserve these fuels—even reuse them in other markets.
 
All plastic can be recycled (albeit some types are easier than others).  But it’s not being recycled as much as it should be.  Some studies show that only 10% of plastic bottles created are recycled, leaving that extra 90% to take up space in landfills and killing ocean life.
 
Our country’s landfills are closing at a rate of around two per day.  The landfill-space crisis is especially problematic in cities, where inner-city trash dumps are often filled to capacity, and surrounding communities are unwilling to allow new landfills to come to their neighborhoods.
 
Many coastal cities use the ocean as a dumping ground, resulting in depleted fish stock, polluted beaches, and other health issues for the inhabitants.  Plastic bottles make up approximately 11% of the contents of landfills.
 
To save space at landfills, plastics are often burned in incinerators.  When this is done, chemicals, petroleum, and fossil fuels used in the manufacturing process are released into the atmosphere, adding to greenhouse gas emissions.
 
Plastic bottles floating on the surface of the oceans can look like food to larger sea life—often with fatal consequences.  In addition, fish, sea birds, and other ocean creatures often get caught in plastic rings that strangle them or constrict their throats so that they cannot swallow.
 
Nobody is quite sure how long it takes for plastic to biodegrade—it hasn’t been around long enough, and the first plastics made are still around today.  Scientists believe, however, that plastics will take hundreds of years to degrade fully—if not longer.  Plastics as we know them have only been around a hundred years, and they are already a problem.  Imagine five hundred years’ worth of plastics in our landfills.
 
These include cadmium, lead, PVC, and other pollutants in the form of artificial coloring, plasticizers, and stabilizers.  Some of these have been discovered to be harmful and are not in currently-manufactured plastics, but the older, more toxic plastics are still filling up our landfills and floating around in our oceans, releasing pollutants into the environment.  These can seep into groundwater from landfill runoff and cause health risks for both wildlife and humans.
 
Studies show that the energy saved by recycling a single plastic bottle—as compared to producing a new one from scratch—is enough to power a single 60-watt bulb for six hours.  Think of those 2.5 million bottles thrown away per hour in the U.S.—we could practically power our homes on the energy savings we’d gain by recycling every one of those plastic bottles.
 
Recycled plastic is found in many unexpected places—including carpeting, the fuzz on tennis balls, scouring pads, paintbrushes, clothes, industrial strapping, shower stalls, drainpipes, flowerpots, and lumber.  It also contains oils that could be recycled and reused as fossil fuels.
 
We recycled plastic because it is good for planet earth and everyone on it. The fact is…we can recycle almost anything plastic. Bale it, tie it, throw it in a bin, store it in a container, load it in a trailer…we can likely recycle it.
 
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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