Improving processes and suitability for landfills
Simple savings are often achieved by reducing the water content of the waste, by finding ways to sub-fractionit or by sorting the waste for easier handling or transport. With modern technologies, it is now possible to recirculate increasingly impure fractions which previously were not suitable for recycling. No doubt, the reuse is highly affected by the quality of the waste and its purity. You can find suitable solutions for recycling by analysing the waste and recognizing its characteristics.
For waste fractions that are not suitable for recycling or reuse, the only alternative is a landfill. In such cases, there is also a need for characterization. The constituents of the waste must be evaluated against the regulatory criteria, so that the appropriate class of landfill can be appointed. Fortum Recycling and Waste Solutions has more than 40 years of experience in making such classifications, and will be able to provide accurate guidance.