The PST plant in Tiel was set up in 2011 to reclaim the last materials of value from shredder waste. Material that used to be burned or dumped. The plant thus makes an essential contribution to the aim of recycling and recovering 95% of end-of-life vehicles.
The shredder waste is segregated for recycling using the unique Post Shredder Technology (PST). The waste is separated into various materials using a wide variety of machines and techniques. Ultimately, four main streams of raw materials remain: minerals, fibres, plastic and metal. And check out the video.
The remaining raw materials are used in a range of markets to make new products. Minerals, for example, are used to make street name signs, plastics for kerb stones and granulate for artificial turf. Want to learn more about our raw materials? ARN is happy to speak to parties that want to use our raw materials in new products or engage in the process. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
The PST plant now processes over 800,000 kg of shredder waste per week, which means that 40,000t of waste is recycled per year. More than 40% of that waste is processed to make re-usable material. The material that cannot be re-used is burned as part of an energy recovery process. Just three per cent of the shredder waste currently ends up being dumped in land fill.
The PST plant is unique in Europe, and is an example of high-quality recycling of shredder waste. The plant proves that there is a viable alternative to dumping and burning shredder waste. We are happy to share our knowledge and experience. Please contact us or join one of our guided tours.
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