New developments in environmental policy, ecological requirements as well as the threat of overcommitted disposal facilities in the areas of landfill and incineration for household waste and similar materials from commercial collections, require us to make significant reductions in the large overall volume of disposable waste.

In addressing the subject of "recycling", it was important to SSI SCHAEFER to develop a cost-effective and environmentally friendly container and collection system, that could be integrated into the household waste disposal system without significant technical or financial investment and which would permit the largest possible quantity of recyclable materials, sorted by type, to be collected.

The objective is to reduce the volume of non-recyclable waste to a minimum.

After taking out biodegradable waste, used paper, glass and packaging, the total amount of trash (non-recyclable waste) is reduced to only 28%! That's almost one quarter of the original size of unsorted waste. For every pile of waste that has been sorted for recycling, we can add 3 more piles of the same sorted pile. Landfills filling up 4 times slower means less pollution, and less opening up of new landfill sites.

The types of materials that can be recycled are:
Biodegradable waste (food,
Used paper
Glass waste

In the interactive flash below, hover your mouse over the 4 different types of recyclable waste and see how waste can be reduced to 28% only!

Interactive Flash (below) : See how 100% of trash can be reduced to 28% !

Here you will find more information on the individual recycled material fractions:

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