Recycling

The simplest definition of recycling states that it is recycling when resources and materials that would otherwise be discarded come back into circulation. But the question of recycling and the answer to this is far more complex. Waste handling and treatment in itself is an extremely complicated process that consists of several phases and can take place with many different methods.

Regardless of the different forms of recycling, you can generally say; that it is a process that aims to produce a new product through the efficient utilization of previously used materials that would otherwise be deposited.

Below, we will describe in more detail which steps our process typically includes when we have to help companies recycle.

Processes

When products have served their purpose, they are often sent for incineration or landfill. However, this is neither appropriate for our nature nor for us as humans. We believe that product responsibility should lie with the companies and not the consumers. It is the company that created and produced the product and it is also their responsibility to solve the product’s EOL (End of Life). However, this can be difficult for many companies, as the products are often created to have a linear life rather than a circular one. The circular method is of course preferable, which is why the EU also provides support for the circular method of progress.

Over the last 8 years, TARPREC has specialized in developing processes for companies that do away with the linear culture in favor of a circular culture of products. Therefore, we focus on developing processes for products that would otherwise be deposited.

The processes have two purposes; either they aim to give the expired product new life, as new products. Or, to break down the raw materials again so that they can become part of a circular circuit.

You can read some of our news where we show how we have helped other companies.

ANALYSIS

Normally we have several steps in our recycling process, some of which may be more complicated than others. However, the first step is always an initial analysis of the composition of the given product. Here we analyze, among other things, which raw materials have been used in the manufacture and what value these may have on the current market once they have been separated. In some cases, this requires a laboratory test to ensure that it is the given material.

SEPARATION

After the analysis, the next step will be to create a process where the separation of the different materials can take place without them being damaged. This part of the process can be particularly complicated because the structure of products differs from case to case. In addition, certain materials can be difficult to separate. However, we always create an optimal process so that the separation can take place and we are left with the separated materials.

MATERIALS

When we have arrived at the separated materials and have achieved a satisfactory sorting of the different fractions, the next step of the process starts. Here we will use our broad network in Europe to find potential buyers of the raw materials the separation process has created. In most cases, we have other recycling stations or business partners in advance who are happy to take the materials and use them in their production.

DATA

As the final step in the process, we are happy to offer the customer the opportunity to develop tailored software that provides transparency and real data from the recycling process. You can read more about our offer of software solutions here.
Software
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