The growing demand for high-value secondary materials renders high quality recycling increasingly attractive. Thousands of tons of recyclable materials from construction and demolition (C&D) activities are sent to landfill every day, resulting in increasingly higher costs - and lost profit.
The total waste volume contains a high percentage of organic waste material. Depending on the origin country, this fraction is treated in different ways. Within the organic fraction, the inert material can cause significant problems during the different treatment processes.
Packaging waste is mostly made up of different polymers, beverage cartons, paper and glass. Depending on the country in question, different collection systems apply and the material will invariably arrive in different conditions to the MRF’s (Materials Recovery Facility).
Single stream recycling, otherwise known as dry commingled waste, comprises primarily of paper and cardboard, plastic packaging waste, textiles, cans and, in some cases, glass. The demand for these secondary resources continues to rise compared with that of primary resources.
The recovery of valuable paper fractions from a paper sorting waste stream has been common practice for many years. To ensure that paper sorting process detect different paper grades with greater efficiency, TOMRA Sorting has innovated and further enhanced a unique solution based on optical technology.
One way in which valuables within waste can be utilized is by using it as fuel. Refuse derived fuel (RDF) is a term that applies to materials with a high calorific value (typically around 18 Mega joule per kilogram) that are removed from waste streams. Beneficiaries of this material are cement kilns to power plants.
Copper granulate, recovered by the recycling process of copper wires and cables, has the potential to be a high value resource. However, even after the removal of impurities, polymers and ferrous from the granulate, it can still contain small amounts of lead, brass or aluminum – often up to three percent. TOMRA sorting technology removes the remaining pollutants efficiently and automatically from the copper granulate – with an especially high efficiency of lead removal.
Incinerated municipal solids and other waste streams results in a significant amount of ash residue, which often contains valuable metals. The amount of this remnant being created globally is rapidly increasing due to legislation which prohibits landfilling and creates new incentives for incineration. TOMRA Sorting sensor-based systems allow waste management businesses to capitalize on today’s challenges whilst simultaneously enabling them to look to the future with confidence.
The value of Zorba – shredded non-ferrous metals originating from end-of-life vehicles or WEEE – continues to increase, as the demand for copper, nickel and brass created by modern lifestyles is on the rise. TOMRA’s sensor-based sorting technology can double the value of Zorba.
The widespread use of electronic products has created an enormous demand for the sorting of non-ferrous metals such as copper and aluminum. To be usable, these non-ferrous metal fractions must be treated to a high degree of purity. Thanks to TOMRA’s efficient sorting technology, separating these materials from metal waste makes is worthwhile in every aspect.
For over 40 years, Macpresse designs and manufactures complete solutions for the recycling industry. From individual technologies, i.e. balers, shredders etc. right up to complete sorting plants and Material Recovery Faclities.
A solid solution for solid waste odors. All areas of solid waste handling are, by nature, odorous affairs. Municipal sludge, municipal solid waste, landfills, composting and co-composting facilities all generate odors that can be offensive to workers and the community at large. The process is a complex one, with multiple drops, collections, transfers and sortings of recyclable and non-recyclable material. Combustible materials are then incinerated for energy production.
Stopping the spread of hazardous waste! Ever-increasing consumption across Europe, coupled with rising prosperity among the populations of the typical emerging economy are causing a sharp upturn in the volume of waste worldwide. The shredding and sorting of rubbish and refuse is one of the key challenges within the waste management cycle. And with ERDWICH shredding machinery and plant, there is a perfect set of solutions for meeting any of these challenges in special waste applications.
With the growth of population and rapid development of the city, more and more municipal waste are produced and seriously influence our live and environment. Municipal waste also know as MSW, domestic waste and household refuse. Municipal waste should be shredded before burying or burning to save more storage space or to lower the transport cost for collecting.
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SSI Shredders and Reducers are an effective solution for high capacity primary processing of mixed wood for metal liberation and recovery, or bulky item reduction. SSI Shredding Systems has a number of customers processing large wooden items. PRI-MAX reducers are ideal machines to turn mixed, bulky wood waste into “floable” material streams that can be sorted and converted into usable products or energy sources for industry.