AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS RECYCLING

For RecyOuest in 2014

THE CONTEXT

  • Each year, 8 000 tons of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) nets are used by the farming industry. If the collection becomes more structured, there are no available recycling solutions in France.
  • Considering this assessment, RecyOuest therefore aims at recycling this waste.

THE AIMS

  • RecyOuest has developed the patented recycling process that allows for HDPE valorization. The process as imagined must allow the production of HDPE conglomerates.
  • RecyOuest wished to take this development further by integrating the environment further up-stream.

OUR INVOLVEMENT

  • Study the potential environmental advantage of recycling HDPE nets and check for any pollution transfer.
  • Offer eco-design solutions to enhance the environmental performance of the sector, and guide RecyOuest in implementing these solutions.
  • On the long run, developing a new material to valorize this by-product.

THE RESULTS

  • The environmental advantages of the project have been proven.
  • A plan of eco-design actions has been defined to guide the development of the recycling process.

To find out more, www.recyouest.fr

« Thanks to the Coopérative Mu, we were able to assess the impacts of our recycling process and to improve it in full knowledge of these. »

Marcela Moisson _ RecyOuest Founder

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