PET bottles are widely used for packaging beverages, mineral waster, household products, and personal care items. Proper recycling and cleaning of PET bottles is essential to ensure hygiene and maintain their recyclability. In this blog, Shuliy group will discuss how to clean PET bottles, promoting a cleaner environment and encouraging recycling efforts.

Step 1: Empty the Bottles & Remove Labels

Pour out any remaining contents from the PET bottles and remove the outside label and lids.

Step 2: Crush the Bottles

Using a PET bottle crusher to shred bottles into small flakes.

Step 3: Prepare a Cleaning Solution

Create a cleaning solution by mixing warm water with a mild detergent or dishwashing liquid. Avoid using harsh chemicals or bleach as they may damage the bottles or leave residues. Shuliy Group provide professional hot water washing tank for your PET bottles.

Step 4: Scrub the Bottles:

Using a bottle brush or a sponge, scrub the inside and outside of the bottles with the cleaning solution. A frictional washer can clean and finish the above steps instead of manual working. Pay attention to areas with stubborn stains or residue.

Step 5: Rinse Again

Thoroughly rinse the bottles with clean water to remove any traces of detergent. Ensure all soap residue is washed away.

Step 5: Air Dry

Place the cleaned PET bottles upside down on a clean rack or surface to air dry by a horizontal dewatering machine. Avoid using a cloth or towel to dry them, as it may introduce lint or other contaminants.

How to Clean PET Bottles?

The following video shows the recycling process of the PET bottles, obtain more details by read complete PET bottle recycling line.