Packaged Waste Management | Acorn Recycling

By: Acorn Recycling  05/12/2011
Keywords: packaging, waste, waste management

Packaged Waste Management

Acorn Recycling operates a specialised waste extraction unit that removes the packaging from waste and compacts it for recycling and disposal. The liquid extract from the packaging can be treated according to its requirements.

This process suits large distribution companies that seek to manage their returns products and palletised product. The machine can work on Tetra packs, aluminium cans, glass jars, plastic drums, high density plastic packaging. It is also capable of removing water content from primary screenings from urban wastewater treatment plants and wet food products such as fruit and vegetables. 

The REVOLUTION system is developed to separate packaging waste from the contents, there by reducing costs and diverting the waste stream from landfill.

  • Dewaters and compacts in a single action.
  • Conveys and extrudes processed waste in continuous and/or programmable feed.
  • The unit has been used in applications as varied as extracting saline solution from plastic containers, paint from tins, aluminium cans, waste water treatment plant screenings, Tetra packs and oil drum containers.
  • De-packaging plastics

    The unit can be set up on any of our processing sites.

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