Long term plastics consumption growth rate is expected to be around 4% globally, higher than global GDP growth.

Raw Materials

Utilising Raw Materials

The steady increase of plastic production and plastic-related products, as well as the global increase in plastic packaging consumption, creates an enormous, continuous cycle of plastic waste.

Our recycling process uses plastic waste as a base raw material. This works in our favour, as availability of this raw material increases year-on-year.

Suppliers of Raw Materials

Any company that has a constant inflow of plastic waste, such as waste management and waste collection companies, waste sorting companies and local authorities, can become one of our Raw Material suppliers.

We are oriented to develop long-term business relations with plastic waste suppliers, resulting in mutually beneficial relationships.

Clariter’s Polywaste consists of

  • Polyethylene (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE);
  • Polypropylene (PP, BOPP);
  • Polystyrene (PS, EPS);

CLARITER avoids Polyvinylchloride (PVC); and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET, PETE).

Full NameTypical ProductsFeaturesAppearancePhysical PropertiesSPI Code
LDPE
LLDPE
Flexible film bags, rigid items such as food containers and flexible lids; coatings and recycling bins.Good optics; tough; lightweight; flexibleNearly transparent (e.g. dry cleaning bags) or opaque: can be coloured; low to high gloss.Slightly waxy to touch; flexible; stretches before tearing when pulled; scratches easily; floats in water.
PP
BOPP
Medical containers; oil containers, cereal box liners; bottle caps; rope and strapping; combs; snack wraps; bags; some yogurt cupsHard, good tensile strengthTransparent, translucent, or opaque; clear or coloured; can have shiny or low gloss finish.Smooth surfaces; semi-rigid; tough; cannot scratch; floats in water.
HDPEJugs: milk, spring water; bottles: laundry and dish detergent, fabric softener, saline solution, bleach, motor oil and antifreeze. Grocery bags.Chemical and moisture resistant; toughTranslucent or Opaque matte finish (not shiny)Slightly waxy to touch; semi rigid to flexible; does not crack when bent; scratches to some degree; floats in water.
PS,
EPS
Some yogurt cups and tubs, cookie and muffin trays; clear carry-out containers; vitamin bottles; most fast food cutlery; waste baskets; VCR cassettes.Good optics; stiff flexibleTransparent or opaque; clear or colored; high gloss; only wide mouthed containers (no bottles)Slick, smooth surface; cracks easily when bent; brittle to semi rigid; hard to scratch; sinks in water

About 40% of the produced plastic is being disposed within 1 year (primarily packaging material).