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At the recycling plant, the packaging is shredded into flakes. The flakes are washed and then processed and granulated into plastic particles. These particles are used as raw material for producing new goods in Israeli industries.
At the recycling plant handling glass sent from many countries, the glass is sorted by type and color. It then is thoroughly cleaned before being shredded and then melted at about 1,500°C. The molten glass is finally poured into molds to create a new product. Glass can be recycled an unlimited number of times.
The metal packaging is melted at a temperature of 1800°C to become a new raw material, such as iron ingots for the construction industry.
The carton packaging of juice, milk and other beverages consists of several materials: cardboard, plastic and aluminum. After sorting, the cartons are transferred to recycling plants abroad. Once there, the cartons are broken down into their different components, and each material is recycled separately.