Hazardous waste is listed as such in legislation, on the basis of criteria which can be very different. So there are lots of different types. As for Recyfuel, to be specific, it is mainly paint, ink, glue, resin, oil, grease, soap and cosmetics, mastic and silicone...in other words, products everyone has in their garage, bathroom or workplace!
Recovering waste means making waste useful by getting back its energy and/or mineral content. In practice, Recyfuel mixes waste with wood sawdust, used as a medium, which produces an alternative fuel adapted to cement kilns and which has both environmental and economical advantages.
Alternative fuel is a product offering good calorific value and which is able to replace fossil fuel, such as coal or gas, at a good price. The alternative fuel produced by Recyfuel, called Resofuel, means certain categories of waste can be treated in a responsible and ecologically clean way, particularly through the reduction in CO2 emissions, and natural resources are preserved, too. Furthermore, it reduces production costs for the cement manufacturer and keeps it competitive in an increasingly international market.
In particular, paint, ink, glue, resin, oily, greasy, cosmetic products and cleaning products. These are products classed as “hazardous” by legislation, but which nevertheless can be found in everyone’s garage or bathroom.
These molecules are responsible for the odours which neighbours sometimes complain about. That is why Recyfuel prevents them from being released into the atmosphere by confining them and capturing them at source, in the factory itself, passing them through a thermal oxidizer which ensures they are destroyed at 825°C.