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  • 1. Recycled products such as toilet paper. Light and Heat energy Light and Heat energy New recycled PET Bottles Paper Mill Anaerobic Digester Supplier Cardboard Waste General waste Recycled Glass Bottles Food Leftovers Incineration with Energy Recovery PET Bottles Glass Cullet Metal Foundry Mixed Metal Scrap metal merchants Glass RPL Telford Pyrolysis Soft Plastics Plastic is granulated Plastic raw material Toner WEEE Light and Heat energy Haz Waste Wood Wood Chippings Recycled Wood products RPL Wellingborough Solvent recovery Recycled Solvents Ricoh Comet Circle
  • 2. At the paper mill the paper and card is broken down and heated up in order to form pulp. This is then strained and bleached to remove and ink, glue or other contaminants. Cardboard Waste Cardboard and paper waste is collected around site by the recycling centre team. This is then bailed on site. This can then be made into new paper products such as toilet paper, recycled copier paper and much more. Collection The bailed waste is collected by Parry and Evans recycling company and taken away to the paper mill. Paper Mill Recycled products such as toilet paper.
  • 3. Food Leftovers Food leftovers are collected from the canteen areas and stored in a bin behind the Recycling centre. At the anaerobic digester the food waste is processed and digested by enzymes. Collection This is then collected by Cartwrights who take it to Harper Adams Anaerobic Digester plant. Anaerobic Digester This produces Biogas that is sent back to the grid as heat and electrical energy and digestate which is used as a fertiliser on farms. Light and Heat energy Fertiliser
  • 4. PET Bottles Used PET bottles are collected from around site and taken to the Recycling Centre. The PET bottles are returned to the supplier where they are crushed down into raw material. Bailed and collected These are then bailed in the Recycling centre and collected by Emerald Trading. This raw material can be used to make new PET bottles and other plastic products. Supplier New recycled Toner Bottles
  • 5. Glass The glass is crushed up into fine pieces called “cullet” that can be used as raw material. Glass is collected on site and taken to the recycling centre. This raw material can then be used again to make new products. Collection This is then collected by Veolia who take it to a glass recycling centre. Process Products
  • 6. Toner Collection Waste toner and toner powder is collected on site in large bags and stored in the recycling centre. The toner goes through a process called Pyrolysis whereby it is subject to high pressures and very high temperatures. The result of Pyrolysis is the production on energy as light and heat. This is then collected by Moock Environmental toner recyclers. Pyrolysis Light and Heat energy
  • 7. This goes through a process called solvent recovery where it is purified and resold as a solvent or, for solvents that can not be recovered, is made into a thinner. The residue left over from this process is made into a fuel that is used to fire cement kilns. Haz Waste Hazardous waste such as Aerosols, solvents and toner contaminated waste is collected on site. Collection This is then collected by Hazardous waste specialists, Chemtech or Wastecare, who safely remove the waste from site to a recovery facility. Recovered “pure” products are sold back on to the market. Solvent recovery Recycled Solvents
  • 8. WEEE WEEE waste such as unsalvageable copiers, circuit boards and broken computers are collected on site. This is taken to the Ricoh factory in Wellingborough where it is stripped down into pieces. This then enters the RPL comet circle whereby all products are recycled. RPL Wellingborough Ricoh Comet Circle
  • 9. Wood This is then made into chippings which is effectively a raw material. Broken wood and pallets are collected on site. The chippings can then be moulded into a new wood product such as a pin board or desk. Collection This is then collected by Veolia waste who take it away to their own recycling centre. Raw materials Recycled Wood products
  • 10. Soft Plastics Soft plastics are collected and bailed on site in the recycling centre. The plastic is put into large granulators which cut the plastic in to very fine pieces. Collection The plastic is then picked up from Ricoh by Emerald trading who take it to their recycling centre. The granulated plastic is now a raw material to make any new plastic product. Granulator Plastic raw material
  • 11. Mixed Metal At the metal foundry the sorted metal is melted down and moulded. Mixed metal is collected on site. Scrap metal merchants This is the collected by scrap metal merchants, Rollasons, who sort it into metal types. The moulded metal becomes new products. Metal Foundry New metal products
  • 12. During incineration the waste is burnt at very high temperatures in order to release energy. General waste General waste is collected from around site by the recycling centre team. This energy is put back on the grid and used in homes and offices as heat and light. Collection The general waste is then collected by Veolia who transport it to the incinerator in Wolverhampton. Incineration with Energy Recovery Light and Heat energy