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Questions You Need to Answer Before Setting Up a Plastics Recycling Plant

As a person who is thinking of setting up a plastics recycling plant, there are several questions that you need to answer. The answers to these questions would tell whether the plastics recycling plant that you are considering setting up is viable or not.

The first question you need to answer, before setting up a plastics recycling plant, is as to where you will be getting the old plastics to recycle. Don’t assume that it is very easy to get old plastics to recycle: given the fact that the folks who are already in the business will do everything to protect their turf.

The second question you need to answer, before setting up a plastics recycling plant, is as to where you will be selling the recycled plastics.

The third question that you need to answer, before setting up a plastics recycling plant, is as to where you will get qualified staff to run the plant. Just because the Wall Street Journal tells you that unemployment figures are high doesn’t necessarily mean that the people who are unemployed are people with the right skills.

The fourth question you need to answer, before setting up a plastics recycling plant, is as to how easily you will be able to get the necessary permits for the plant. You need to avoid importing the machinery, only to be told that you can’t get a permit. This is a particularly troublesome issue if you are operating in one of the countries where corruption is rampant – and where other recyclers who see you as a threat may bribe the relevant authorities to deny you a license.