Friday, 19 August, 2022
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Waste to Resources

Workers at a recycling factory in Islambagh area of the capital's Kamrangirchar are busy stockpiling plastic bottles after collecting those from informal waste pickers while others busy sorting according to grade and shred.

Another group of workers are busy turning the plastic into shredders, which break it down into much smaller pieces.

Scraps of coloured plastic of left out to dry in the sun prior to being shipped off to be turned into recycled plastic pellets.

Polymers now undergo a melting and compression process to be turned into recycled plastic pellets, ready to be moulded into a new product.

Once processed and packed, these chips are also sold to various factories in the country while much of it is also shipped abroad.

 

The snaps were taken on Friday.

- Md Nasir Uddin