Alzhausen, Germany-based sorting equipment provider Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH offers an opportunity for the company to work with customers to help the wider society achieve circular economy goals by increasing recycling rates in construction and demolition (C&D). said to provide
Stadler describes the construction industry as “by far the largest source of waste in the EU, around 870 million tonnes in 2017, accounting for 30% to 40% of total waste generation in developed countries. occupied,” he said.
Recycling rates in EU countries may vary, but Stadler says:
Juan Carlos Hernández Parrodi, Senior Project Manager at Stadler, said of the materials upgrade: generally, [C&D material] Consists of concrete, wood, metal, glass, masonry rubble, stone, dirt, sand, gypsum, gypsum board, asphalt, plastic, insulation, paper, cardboard and salvaged building components.Few Things Can’t Be Recycled – The Recycling Potential of This [material] It can exceed 90 percent. ”
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According to Stadler, there is growing awareness of C&D recycling among governments, environmental groups, educational institutions and the general public. “This evolution is accelerating,” says Hernández Parrodi.laws regulating the amount of [C&D material] What can be disposed of in landfills is increasingly restricted, with the aim of facilitating the recovery and recycling of secondary resources. At the same time, new regulations are setting higher standards for recycled construction materials and facilitating the transition from downcycling to recycling and upcycling. All these factors are driving the rapid growth of demand for innovation. ”
Stadler says he brings his experience in designing advanced municipal solid waste (MSW) sorting plants to the construction sector, enabling him to develop tailored solutions for individual situations. How can we provide an effective, efficient and high-quality sorting facility,” says Hernández Parrodi.
According to the company, its systems are designed to handle large volume mixtures of different materials in very difficult conditions such as the presence of fines, moisture and heavy and bulky objects. Stadler says he has successfully applied his sorting know-how to many of his C&D projects. The latest projects are He Sogetri from Switzerland and Remeo Oy from Finland.
The latter facility combines a mixed C&D sorting plant capable of processing 30 tons per hour with a commercial and industrial materials plant with a capacity of 15 tons per hour. It also features artificial intelligence (AI) technology from Finland-based ZenRobotics. Remeo’s Mauri Lielahti said he was impressed with Stadler’s customized approach to the project, commenting:
Stadler sorting plants can produce a variety of end products such as sand, gravel, metal and wood. The recovered concrete can be used to manufacture recycled concrete. “This not only means that recovery can close the loop on the lifecycle of materials and move towards a circular economy, but it also enables upcycling, which leads to expanded uses and added value for recovered materials. It means rising,” concludes Hernández Parrodi.