Material Recycling


Engineering Studies – P2 Product Engineering – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic investigates the engineering challenge of recycling products and highlights methods of recycling.

Key Concepts

  • Recycling processes
  • Recycling applications
  • Sustainable design
  • The challenges of recycling

Discussion Questions

  1. Define the term recycling.
  2. Discuss an example of recycling-
    • metal
    • polymer
    • composite
    • timber
    • ceramic.
  3. Describe the polymer (plastic) recycling code system?
  4. What is sustainable design?
  5. What is a ‘closed loop’ cycle?


Renewable energy