Oct 2021
Polymers and Plastics

Material Recovery Facilities for Plastic Waste (2021 Program)

This TECH report focuses on the technology to sort and bale waste plastics from a Dry-Mixed Recyclables (DRM) or Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) stream for use by recyclers. This report provides details on screening, air separation, electromagnetic, eddy current and optical sorting technologies employed at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs). The report provides an estimate of the cost of production for sorting of DMR for the U.S. and Western Europe. Major suppliers for sorting equipment and developing recycling technologies are profiled.