How the recycling process works?

Recycling process for children

Thanks to the entire team that makes up Reciclamás and our professional facilities, we can provide a personalized service to each client, offering solutions tailored to each company, in order to give a new life to waste, caring and respecting the environment.

Our team carries out the selective collection, so that the waste arrives separated to our processing plant. For this purpose, we have recycling containers that we locate wherever the customer requests.

When the waste collection trucks arrive at the sorting plant, the packaging, paper, cardboard, and many other materials that we manage, will be sorted. In this way, a correct waste treatment can be carried out.

In order to be able to recycle properly, the waste must first be correctly separated. This process is carried out at the sorting plant. Integral waste management is essential so that they can have a new use.

Paper recycling process

Before knowing how paper is recycled, it is important to know that the production of this material is possible thanks to the implementation of a cycle that starts with a natural and renewable resource such as cellulose fiber, and closes with the successive recycling processes. The cycle begins with the manufacture of cellulose from wood, and continues with the subsequent manufacture of paper from this virgin fiber, which is given more than one opportunity through recycling. The virgin fiber and the recycled fiber are, therefore, the same in two moments of its life. What paper recycling allows is to optimize the use of a natural and renewable resource such as cellulose fiber.

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The generation of this type of waste makes it essential to recycle paper and cardboard. Although it may be thought that it is possible to recycle all types of paper, this is not the case. This is because what is really recycled is cellulose, the main material that makes up paper. However, not everything is composed of it. Among the papers that can be recycled are:

Recycling procedure in a company

The main objective of the CRC is to valorize the waste by transforming it into raw material to be reintroduced into different industries. Materials arriving at the CRC from different collection circuits enter each plant and begin a specific transformation process to be recovered.

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The debris collected through the programmed collection of 147 and dump trucks enters the CRC’s aggregates plant where, after the whole process, it is converted into granules and rubble that are reused to be part of new construction works.

PET bottles are washed, separated by color, and crushed into plastic flakes at a special plant. With all this process completed, they leave the CRC with an added value, to later become clothing, new bottles, buckets and brooms.

Visiting the CRC you can also visit the Educational Center, which is a place where you can learn in a simple, entertaining and meaningful way the concepts and practices for the reuse, recovery, recycling and composting of the different fractions of municipal solid waste.

Plastic bottle recycling process

As we know, the recycling process consists of obtaining a new raw material or product, by means of a physicochemical or mechanical process, from products and materials already in disuse. The objective is to extend the life cycle of a product, saving materials and benefiting the environment by generating less waste.

This can include glass, paper, cardboard, aluminum, cans, etc… The installation of suitable containers in strategic places so that people can deposit the correct items in the corresponding containers, is the beginning of the recycling process facilitating and speeding it up.

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It all starts with the collection of this waste and its transfer to the plant. In a machine called “pulper” they are mixed with water, additives are used to give them more resistance and whiteness and improper materials (inks, staples,…) are removed.

By means of anaerobic or aerobic treatments, in which microbial populations use all this matter as “food” helping its degradation and transforming a mixed and valueless waste into a homogeneous compost with value for agriculture.