We give new life to non-recycled thermoplastics filamentary
Phase 1/3: Recycling round bales nets and twine from agriculture, with a dry & eco-friendly process.
Our technological innovation is a new dry recycling process that starts from cleaning the plastic up to regenerating it as a recycled raw material (RRM). Our first resource is the round ball net from agriculture, our aim will be to sell our RRM to manufactures in order to recreate the net. This project has been developed on a circular economy scheme. Our recycling process works without the use of water or chemicals fluids, which reduce substantially our environmental impacts, this innovation has been patented. The process is fully mechanical with a lower energy impact ( -30 % of electricity) compare to the classic process. Today, these nets are sadly landfill or burn, according to the French ministry of Agriculture only 40% of the waste is collected to be landfill. The last 60% is burned in the agricultural field, due to the lack of an optimal solution. Our innovation will save 14 000T of C02 per year at minimum and reduce 435 000k/year CTU (comparable toxic units) in groundwater pollution (according to the Life Circle Analysis made by MU coop Agency in 2015). Every year, more than 1 billion nets are used to store hay and the consumption is increasing by 10% every year worldwide.
Gasification of the waste
Phase 2/3 : Use the final waste to provide heat, cold, electricity and burn the ultimate gaz.
All our project has been built on an Ecodesign process. The usage innovation allows us to valorize our ultimate waste by transforming it into Green power. So we integrate a gasification process at high temperature, to burn all the waste from our recycling process (approximately 20% of the inbound). The process will create HEAT to dry the incoming waste, COLD to refresh the machinery, ELECTRICITY to provide Greenpower to the plant and finally, we will INERTING toxic molecules and dust. This will save us landfill taxes and gain energy cost.
Organisationnal innovation of the waste collection
Phase 3/3: Studying the best collection process to encourage the recycling
Organizational innovation is a study to understand the real need of the consumer about the collection to improve it and optimize it. In order to supply our plant with a good quality waste material (with fewer contaminations) to recycle, we need to raise farmers awareness with better recycling practices. These will be taught by Recyouest ambassadors. A software (ERP/CRM) will collect all the data, we need to know from the panel to optimize the waste collection and to improve the traceability of the farmers. This software will give us information such as the incoming product and the outcoming waste, for recycling ratio or text service to pick up the waste on the next tour… And finally, this study will give us the opportunity to reward the farmers with a CO2 bonus.