Jalgaon Plastic Reprocessors Association met on 14th October to discuss the trade of PP regrind and waste. It has observed that the amount of impurities (non PP waste, dirt etc.) were about 10% or less until a few months ago.
However, association members have found that recent supplies of PP waste contains non reprocessable waste in the range of 15-25%. This is a matter of concern to association members. It was decided by consensus of all members present that from now on, they will accept PP grinding only on the condition of 10% scrap/waste. If the PP Grinding grade purchased henceforth has a scrap/waste of over 10%, the members will adjust the purchase price accordingly.
This decision aims to regulate the quality of waste plastics and in turn help control recycling costs and improve quality of recycled material that is sold back to the processors. Jalgaon is India’s largest PP chatai (mat) producing area.