What’s separating good for if everything is then incinerated anyway?

About half of the collected plastic packaging is materially re-utilised, i.e. processed into re-granules from which new products can then again be made. Only the mixed plastic fraction containing heavily soiled and rather small-part packaging parts is mostly destined for thermal dressing. Yet, “thermal dressing” does not mean that the material is eventually dumped in a garbage incineration plant. The plastic parts are disintegrated and used in Austria as alternative fuel instead of coal or oil in the cement industry and the RVL Lenzing for energy generation. In both utilisation processes, natural resources are saved.

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