IELTS graph 324 - The diagram shows the process for recycling plastic bottles

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Diagram/ Process Diagram:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram below shows the process for recycling plastic bottles.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.


Model Answer 1:

The diagram illustrates the plastic bottle recycling process.

Overall, the recycling of plastic bottles has nine steps starting from placing the bottles in the designated bins to the producing end consumer products like bags, t-shirts and pencils - which would be recycled again once they are used.

As the illustration depicts, the first step of recycling plastic bottles begins with people placing them in specified recycle bins. Next, those bottles are collected and transported to recycling centres where workers sort out recyclable plastic bottles from others. Selected bottles are then compressed and converted into large blocks which are, afterwards, sent through crushing machines. The crushing process produces small pieces which are then washed before feeding them into a machine to make plastic pellets.In the next step, heat is applied to the pellets which ultimately form the raw materials for producing different plastic-made consumer goods. Next, the raw materials are refined and rolled which is used to manufacture end products like t-shirts, pens, plastic bottles, containers, and so on. To reiterate the recycling process, the end products are placed in the designated bins once they get torn out or used. It keeps the plastic recycling process keep going.

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The diagram illustrates the step-by-step procedure of recycling plastic bottles. Among all the non-reusable materials, plastic is the one. But these days, in order to control pollution that occurs from plastic, recycling and reuse of plastic take place. One of the processes is that the used and thrown plastic waste undergoes 9 stages to convert into usable products.

To start the process, the very first step is to collect all the waste in order to arrange waste bins in public places. Then the collected waste needs to be transferred to a recycling centre and it will be done by using trucks. Once the workers receive the plastics, they start sorting the materials. Then they will be compressed into blocks to remove air and extra spaces among them. With the use of rolling blades, they are then converted into small pieces, once all the pieces are done washing, they will go through a machine which converts them into tiny pellets.

In order to form the raw materials, the pellets have to be exposed to heat. Later, the prepared raw material will be ready to make whatever product is needed such as bottles, shirts, pencils, carry bags, boxes and so on.

Aayush Rai
There's no overview in the first paragraph. It seems like you are writing an essay according to your first paragraph. You can't give your own opinion or put anything from outside knowledge. You should write what is given in the chart.