Moving forward, iQ Renew will develop further secondary processing facilities for its recyclable material, extracting even more value from resource recovery.
These secondary sorting facilities will:
- Sort Plastics into:
- Recyclable plastics (PET/HDPE) flaked feedstock, that may be used by domestic and global manufactures;
- Residual plastics converted into fuels and chemicals;
- Sort Glass into:
- Large particle washed and optically colour separated for down stream manufacturing;
- Washed and crushed into construction grade sand;
- Sort Paper and cardboard into high grade feedstock for international and domestic manufacturers.
|MRF Output||Up until now||Issues||iQ Renew Solution|
|Recyclable plastic||Baled and shipped to China.||Now banned.||Adding plastic flake capability to MRFs – can be used by domestic and global manufacturers.|
|Residual plastic (non-recyclable)||Currently landfilled or stockpiled.||Now banned.||Utilising Cat-HTR technology (exclusive Australian licence) to chemically convert residual plastics into fuels and chemicals.|
|Glass||Stockpiled.||Cheap imported glass has driven down prices.||Adding optical sorting and crushing facilities for glass at MRFs. Results in high value glass
and crushed feedstock for construction sand.
|Paper and cardboard||Baled and shipped to China.||China imposed restrictions on the quality they will allow.||Additional sorting results in high grade feedstock for local and domestic manufacturers.|