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There are many ways in which plastics may be re-cycled, depending on the plastic grade and condition of the plastic. The plastic is first sorted by type of plastic.
1. For plastic bottles and similar moulded products, ground up into small pieces and then moulded or extruded into new items (usually refuse sacks & rubbish bins.) . They new items require plastic of a lower grade.
2. Some types of plastics can be dissolved using organic solvents to separate and purify them. This allows them to be re-used as if they were new.
3. Some large companies uses recycled plastic granules moulded together with wood pulp (sawdust and shavings) to make flat pack furniture.