Yes, recycled plastics are safe to use in many applications and go through cleaning and re-processing steps that help clean and filter out most contamination and pollutants.
For use in products with more specific needs like FDA compliance, additional steps are required to process at these levels.
How much of the world’s plastics are recycled?
Not nearly enough. Some estimates are as low as 5-7% of the total plastics used are being recycled. That is why we created Sustainable Polymer Solutions – to find unique ways to make waste plastic reusable.