What becomes of the materials

The waste materials Valoris sorts and processes can serve to produce new goods or energy.


Wood

Recycled wood is used to make wood panels, as a structuring element in the composting of wood pellets for heating, and as a combustible in heating and combined heat and power generation units.

Ferrous metal

Metals are converted into objects (cans, tools, frames, and wire), parts (for cars, construction, bridges), or flat laminates for household appliances.

Non-ferrous metals

Aluminum is converted into cans, wrapping paper, garden furniture, various containers, construction materials, and automotive parts.
Copper: wire, cable, pipe, roofing.

Aggregates

Aggregates are used in road work, for grading and structural elements.

Fine waste

Fine waste (under 5 mm in diameter) is used as covering material in landfill.

Cardboard

Cardboard is used in the manufacture of:
Cardboard boxes (from corrugated board)
Kraft paper
Construction materials
Roof covering
Cellulose insulation
Compost (cardboard serves as a carbon and structuring material)

Mixed fibre

Moulded pulp containers (egg cartons)
Fruit insulators
Animal litter

Cardboard for:
Shoe and cereal boxes
Backs of writing pads
Newsprint
Telephone books
Stuffing in protective wrap around construction materials:
Cellulose thermal insulation
Soundproofing
Wall covering
Ceiling panels
Roof covering

Plastic

Plastic bags, patio furniture, toys, flower boxes, fencing, various piping, polyester fibre, clothespins, automotive parts, ropes, combs, coat hangers, pen parts, various pickets, construction materials, audio and video cassettes, boat hulls, scouring pads, bins, bike helmets, geotextile, agricultural tarps, pool liners, and many other products.

Organic materials

Organic materials are converted into compost.