iQRenew and its partners Materials Recycling Facilities (MRF’s) receive co-mingled materials and cardboard.
By investing in these MRF’s, iQRenew will enhance their capability to secondary sort and prepare waste streams for markets.
What goes on at a MRF?
Sorting Steps at a Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
MRF staff manually remove contamination (e.g. plastic bags)
2. Star Screen Sorting:
A series of shafts fitted with rotating star shaped discs propel paper and cardboard forward, while bottles, cans and containers fall backward.
Sent for further sorting by colour or to glass crusher.
Rotating magnets pick up steel cans.
5. Eddy Currents:
An electromagnetic field repels aluminium cans away from other products.
6. Optical Sorting:
Infrared sensors and air jets sort plastic types 1 and 2 (PET and HDPE respectively).
7. Manual Sorting:
MRF staff manually sort the other plastic types (3 to 7).