The new economic model proposed by the circular economy is the first opportunity to generate a change in the way of producing and consuming; seeking the least environmental impact and ensuring a prosperous society under planetary limits.
How is a waste converted into raw material?
Recycling is a process in which used or discarded waste is transformed into new raw materials ready to be used again. But, how is it possible that the waste that we have thrown in the garbage becomes a material that can be used again?
The techniques used for this are diverse. First, the raw materials are received to later go through a selection process in the recycling plants. This is the same for all waste, but from now on it may vary depending on the type of waste.
In the case of plastic:
- They separate the different packages, discard what cannot be recycled as labels, and classify them by color to optimize the use of colorants.
- The pieces are broken and crushed into small pieces to facilitate their treatment.
- The pieces are washed, covering them with water and letting the densest impurities remain below.
- The pieces are dried and centrifuged, eliminating impurities.
- It is homogenized with a mechanical process to achieve a uniform color and texture.
In the case of paper and cardboard:
- The paper is plasticized by adding solvents to separate the fibers.
- It is separated from all impurities.
- The mixture is centrifuged so that the materials are separated according to their density.
- It is washed and the ink is removed.
- Bleach with hydrogen peroxide or sodium hydrosulfite.
What do we want to encourage from IVS Iberica?
Our objective is to promote the correct use of the bins in Break spaces, providing the necessary containers for the collection of plastic, paper and organic waste. Each user must deposit the corresponding waste in the appropriate container, thus giving the possibility of a new life to the waste.
What IF we should deposit in the plastic container?
Cans, cartons and plastic containers.
What can we NOT put in the plastic container?
Cardboard or other objects that are not packaging.
What IF we should deposit in the paper and cardboard container?
All the cardboard packaging that we use and that can be recycled such as boxes, folios, magazines and paper bags.
What can we NOT put in the paper and cardboard container?
Dirty foil, napkins and tissues, cardboard and paper stained with grease or oil.
What IF should we deposit in the organic waste container?
All biodegradable food waste, coffee grounds, leftover infusions, etc.
What should NOT be deposited in the organic waste container?
Waste that is not biodegradable or organic.
Help us continue with the circle
If you are reading this article, whether you are a customer or an end user, we encourage you to help us maintain the circular economy. Promoting good use of our spaces for your breaks and depositing plastic, paper or organic waste in the appropriate container.
Because every time a waste ends up in the wrong container, the process stops. Together, we will contribute to a more efficient world with the use of our resources.