Supermarkets, food industry, municipalities, restaurants and households all produce biowaste. In France, it is estimated that over 18 million tonnes of biowaste are produced every year, and collecting this waste is an essential step in ensuring that your region is part of a circular bio-waste economy.
Whether packaged individually, in bags or in bulk, the challenge is to be able to separate the organic matter from the packaging or other undesirable materials: this is called depackaging. The aim is twofold: on one hand, the purest possible organic pulp, and on the other one, clean packaging free of organic matter.
The organic pulp is then valorized (1) either directly by composting, or by methanisation to produce biogas and digestate, which is then used as fertilizer on the fields. A pulp with no undesirable ingredients produces compost or digestate that enriches the soil.
On our installation, we were looking for a tool that would enable us to obtain a perfect pulp, with no undesirable ingredients. After equipping ourselves with the Flexidry, which had the most promising properties in terms of pulp quality, we worked closely with Green Creative to develop and install a Flexiboost line in order to meet our new throughput challenges and obtain even better pulp quality, which is vital because we use the digestate produced by methanisation for our own fields, and are the first to ensure that biowaste is returned to the soil in perfect condition.
"After a first experience of depackaging, we decided to invest in FLEXIDRY equipment to obtain an organic pulp with no plastic residues. Biowaste recovery is a demanding profession, requiring impeccable know-how. Flexidry's pulp quality meets our objectives and enables us to produce clean compost with no residues."
"We chose the Flexidry because of the quality of the organic pulp produced after depackaging the biowaste. This is a key issue for us, because we work with farming partners who will use the digestate as fertiliser in their fields, after the organic matter has been converted into biogas. It is therefore necessary to produce an organic pulp with a very high level of purity and no plastic residues."
"We chose Flexidry because it is manufactured in France and the quality of the pulp produced is superior to other competitors equipment. Flexidry improved our composting conditions and the quality of the compost produced."
Biowaste recovery is a local issue. You need to understand who the players in the biowaste loop are at local level, and how you can get involved. To find out all you need to know, Green Creative has produced a white paper entitled "The 10 essentials for getting started with biowaste", available here.
Pursuant to the decree of 02 March 2023 - ICPE heading, the regulatory thresholds for inerts present in the post-deconditioning organic soup to be complied with are established at 0.3% in the dry matter. These thresholds apply to plastic, glass and metals larger than 2mm. FLEXI technology produces a soup with a 0.1% inert content.
During deconditioning, when packaged bio-waste is shredded with its container, it is much more difficult to obtain a quality of organic soup without inert materials, because the plastic is shredded and mixed with the organic material. FLEXI technology, by contrast, is a "soft" technology. Based on a unique perforation-compression system, the packaging is not shredded and the organic soup quality is maintained.
Your choice of packaging line will be determined by the forecast tonnage of biowaste you intend to recycle per year. Our deconditioning solutions are suitable for projects ranging from 5,000t to 25,000t per year, for all types of biowaste.
Context, feasibility, business model and environmental impact, let's discuss your biowaste project.Contact us