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  STADLER signs agreement with Orizon Valorização de Resíduos for the construction of the largest mechanical sorting plant in Brazil
With an eye to the future, STADLER recently signed an agreement with Orizon Valorização de Resíduos to build the largest mechanical sorting plant in Brazil. The agreement is of particular importance and aims to ensure the processing of 500,000 tonnes of solid waste per year, in a country where the potential for recycling is growing.
Altshausen, 5 July, 2021 – The agreement represents a technological breakthrough in the operations of the Jaboatão dos Guararapes Ecopark in Pernambuco, northeast Brazil, which will allow a greater reuse of recyclable waste. In 2020, the plant received 1.5 million tonnes, equivalent to the waste generated by 3.7 million people.
"The agreement also sets an example of the management and use of technology for the sector," explains Alexandre Citvaras, director of Business Development at Orizon Valorização de Resíduos.
This will be the largest mechanical sorting plant ever built in the Brazilian market. STADLER has designed and implemented the entire project with two overarching objectives: to modernise and to strengthen Orizon's plant for the sorting process and select the recoverable products with highest value to serve increasingly demanding domestic and international markets.
Alexandre Citvaras explains: “our biggest challenge has been to design a sorting process with proven technology that increases the efficiency of the waste treatment at the Jaboatão dos Guararapes Ecopark. With this machinery, we will achieve a sorting efficiency ranging from 75% to 85% of the economically viable recyclable material. It is a breakthrough in our operations, which have gained in productivity and will play a key environmental role by returning materials to the production chain, helping to move us towards a true circular economy." July-Aug 21 - Issue 69
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