Page 44 - Hub-4 Magazine Issue 76
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  Recycling Focus
TOMRA Recycling Sorting helps Green Recycling achieve its goal of establishing the UK’s first picker-less C&I MRF
Essex-based waste management and recycling solutions provider, Green Recycling, has set its sights on becoming the UK’s first picker-less C&I MRF and has teamed up with TOMRA to help achieve this goal.
Green Recycling installed a latest edition AUTOSORTTM unit at its C&I plant in November 2021 to recover fibre from the end of its process line. The AUTOSORT unit combines near infrared (NIR) and visual spectrometers (VIS) to accurately and quickly recognise and separate different materials according to their material type and colour, extracting high-purity high-value end fractions.
Jamie Smith, Operations Director at Green Recycling, comments: “Due to the location of our plant, we have really struggled with recruiting labour historically. We were heavily reliant on foreign nationals who, understandably, wanted to return to their homelands when COVID-19 struck and then could not easily return because of Brexit regulations. The pandemic made us realise that we needed to change the business and move away from our reliance on manual picking. We have always had a keen interest in automation and artificial intelligence so over the past year we have invested heavily in automation to enhance our screening, sizing and separation operations, including ballistic separators, automated magnets and eddy current separators.
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