The SPIREA installation permits the optimum sorting of multi-material elements (plastics, metals, etc.), which essentially originate from our OSIRIS
(recycling of WEEE) and CORIS
recycling lines (material recycling of NHW – non-hazardous wastes – and the production of SRF
– solid recovered fuel); however, this also includes waste recycling organizations and other sources of agricultural plastics.
The Pena Group continues to pursue its objective for the (technical and economic) maximization of recycling, particularly the recycling of soiled plastics or mixed post-consumer plastics.
After visual inspection, wastes are crushed, then sorted according to their characteristics. This involves the extraction of any ferrous and non-ferrous metals which are still present, but particularly the qualitative separation of various plastics: polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene (PP), etc. Brominated plastics can now be appropriately separated using this new installation.
The objective is to maximize quantities of raw materials derived from recycling, and thus to limit disposal as landfill.