State-of-the-art sorting facility for recovered paper
Recycling has become part and parcel of German life. People now throw paper into the recycling bin as a matter of course. Currently, roughly 74% of all paper is recycled. In comparison, only 50% was recycled in 1992.
Life cycle of recovered paper
Processing recovered paper to turn it into quality recycled finished paper is one of the economic and material cycles which actually works in practice. Using recycled paper has great potential in cutting down the amount of water and energy we use. Hence the cycle is a role model for sustainable development – all the more so given the rapid global increase in human population, the increasing demand for paper in industrial countries and emerging countries, and the destruction of the rainforests.
The recycling industry
Sorting facility for recovered paper
Our recovered paper sorting facility features a 60m long sorting line. Here, recovered paper which has been collected from domestic households is sorted according to various types. Foreign materials are identified automatically by the sorting line during the process, and removed in several stages from the material flow.