Find an overview of the plastic recycling process at ThomasNet.com, CompleteRecycling.com and Composite.About.com. Find detailed descriptions of the sorting equipment, size reduction machines, washing equipment, separating equipment and pelletizing machines at ThomasNet.com. Once the recycled plastic is in pellet form, it is redistributed for manufacturing.
Find descriptions of the 5 stages of plastic recycling at PRLog.com. This website gives an overview to sorting the plastic, washing waste plastic, shredding the plastic, identifying and classifying various plastic types, and extruding the plastic into pellet form.
Read about the history of plastic recycling and early recycling efforts at Composite.About.com. This website identifies some positive and negative aspects of plastic recycling, plus describes some various plastic types and explains how they can be recycled.