Two Austrian companies, Andritz and Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA), will work together with the goal of bringing a special refuse-derived fuel (RDF) processing technology to the market for the cement industry. The project will focus on non-recyclable packaging waste. “We are taking every possible measure to increase the recycling rate for plastic packaging and keep as much packaging as possible in the recycling loop.
Unfortunately, some packaging cannot be recycled because the material is mixed or heavily contaminated. Thanks to our cooperation with Andritz, we have found a way to ensure better and more sustainable recovery of this fraction,” said ARA’s chairman Christoph Scharff. The centrepiece of this innovative solution is a shredder from Andritz’s ADuro F product line. It grinds RDF to very fine particle sizes, Andritz said in a press release.