One of the last steps we can do to gain some value of packaging and products is to recycle them. With recycling the function of the product is lost and we try to save the value of the materials. For some materials this is very easy to do. like steel and aluminium. Other materials are more difficult like plastics. However due to large amount of plastic waste and to prevent the material to harm the environment we put a lot of effort in recycling of plastics.
Recycling of plastic products and especially packagings starts at home, at least in the Netherlands. There we separate our packagings and carton for collecting. These plastic packagings are made from different types of plastic and even sometimes combined in one packaging.