optical glass sorting Articles

  • ACTIS – Russia - Glass sorting plant - case study

    Customer The headquarters of the company ACTIS, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from Rostov in Southern Russia. ACTIS emerged as a pioneer n the glass recycling industry 10 years ago. Even then, a new plant with conveyor belts, feed hopper and product bunker, washing unit and manual ...

  • Lead and ceramic in glass industry

    The lead content in recycled glass no longer poses a problem in the glass industry. Cullet recycled by REDWAVE-XRF provides superior results according to glass plants. The lead content in glass is even below the quality limits required by law. Experiences of glass plants and plant operators: The REDWAVE-XRF sorting system by BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH for separation of leaded pieces of ...

  • Redwave sorting system for Russia – Company ACTIS built a new glass processing plant in Novocheskassk

    The headquarters of the company Actis, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from the beautiful and traditional town of Rostov in Southern Russia. The interest in fully automatic, optical sorting was inspired by Actis in 2008. After a careful planning phase, in 2011 Actis decided for the Austrian plant ...

  • TITECH sorting systems specified for UK`s most automated MRF

    Leading recycling and waste management company Viridor has developed a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in West Sussex that is groundbreaking in terms of its use of automation. Viridor won the PFI Recycling & Waste Handling Contract for West Sussex in 2004. Under this 25-year agreement, the company has made a long term commitment to helping the area improve its recycling rates. The new, ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Hungarian city makes giant leap into recycling with an advanced sorting plant - Case Study

    Settlements in the southeast region of Hungary, which previously sent all their municipal solid waste (MSW) to landfill, now have a state-of-the-art MSW sorting system near Békéscsaba that can process up to 120,000 tonnes of waste per year. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Ecopark 4, Spain, trusts AUTOSORT for the efficient automation of its separation processes - Case Study

    Ecopark 4 in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), part of the infrastructure of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB), uses ten of TOMRA Sorting Recycling's AUTOSORT optical separators, which currently recover 90% of sortable material. This fully automated plant has three treatment streams which process around 300,000 tons annually. Ecopark 4, located in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), is a ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • ROAF, Norway - Case Study

    The world´s first fully automated sorting plant for MSW Waste and recycling company Romerike Avfallsforedling IKS (RoAF) has installed 16 of TOMRA´s AUTOSORT optical sorters to separate green bio-waste bags and recyclable fractions from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). This award-winning site is the first fully automated sorting plant for MSW worldwide, requiring no manual ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • MRF design challenges with Rumpke Columbus

    Striking a Balance: When it came time to expand the capabilities of its Columbus, Ohio, material recovery facility, Rumpke turned to Machinex. At each of its 11 recycling facilities, Cincinnati-based Rumpke Recycling tries to balance the needs of the residents it serves as well as those of its consuming customers. This philosophy is evident in the upgrade the company recently completed ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • MRF design challenges with bluewater recycling association

    Machinex helped Bluewater Recycling Association, Huron Park, Ontario, make the move to single-stream processing by addressing its unique needs. When Bluewater Recycling Association, Huron Park, Ontario, was ready to adopt single-stream processing, its leadership knew the organization’s previous approach of designing and building its own processing equipment would be too much of a ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • MRF design challenges with the city of Lexington

    The city of Lexington, Ky., had outgrown its existing material recovery facility (MRF). The 8-ton-per-hour system required 10- to 12-hour shifts five days per week, says James Carter, MRF supervisor. "Our weekly recycling collections were approaching 500 tons. Overtime became mandatory," he says. Plant Inefficiencies “The tipping floor was becoming quickly unmanageable ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • City carton recycling - cedar rapids recycling facility, IOWA, USA

    Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa Start-up date: 1987 (sort line went on-line in 1999) Number of processing lines: Two Throughput: Approximate tons per hour: 10.5 to 13 Approximate tons of material processed 2009: 51,000 Fiber: 46,000 Commingled: 5,000 ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • Innovative dirty MRF, Roseville, California, USA

    Northern California's Placer County has been on the fast track, according to U.S. Census data, with its population surging over 30% between 2000 and 2008. That kind of growth can add up to a whole lot of municipal, residential, and commercial waste. Eric Oddo, Senior Civil Engineer with the Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA), a regional agency providing waste disposal ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • Milton Keynes, UK - Case Study

    Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park: putting Circular Economy thinking into practice Background Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park is a world-class waste treatment facility, which is due to be fully operational in 2016. The facility aims to deal with Milton Keynes’ black bag waste in a sustainable way by incorporating three different types of treatment on one ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Republic services in Lakeland, FL - MRF of the month

    Location: Lakeland, Florida Start-up date: November 2010 Number of processing lines: One single-stream line, with three lines for ONP, mixed paper and commingled containers Throughput: 20-22 tons per hour Tons of material processed since November 2010: Approximately 6,000 Residue rate: 11 ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • Encouraging sustainable recycling behavior through financial incentives

    PERSONAL habits and behaviors can be significant obstructions to sustainable activities, where a perceived hassle limits participation. This is the focus of Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr's increasingly popular scheme of Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM), where these barriers are identified and broken down on the local level to increase involvement. According to Dr. McKenzie-Mohr's Quick Reference ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Rainbow Environmental Services aims for Zero Waste with CP Group and Siemens

    Chase Clark wants to be a recycler with Rainbow Environmental Services when he grows up. The three-year-old boy loves nothing more than watching the collection trucks roll out of Rainbow’s Huntington Beach, California Material Recovery Facility (MRF) early in the morning. “Most of the drivers have gotten to know Chase, and they’ll honk their horns and wave on their way out for ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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