Tetra Pak into "white garbage"
recently, CCTV's morning news program broadcast a report that Tetra Pak recycled only 10% into white garbage. This has aroused people's attention to Tetra Pak recycling. The recycling of Tetra Pak has always been a difficult problem in the field of garbage recycling. Milk drink boxes like Tetra Pak (or composite flexible packaging usually contains about 75% paper, and the rest is plastic and aluminum film, which cannot be directly beaten into pure pulp. Previously, people didn't know that this kind of paper packaging is often mixed with domestic machinery prices tend to normalize waste paper and transported to the waste paper treatment plant, but the ordinary paper plant can't completely deal with it, and it has to pick it out and throw it away. Some people took a fancy to the material of Tetra Pak and compressed it into plastic wood material to replace the function of some wood boards 。 However, this has changed the function of raw materials, with low added value and low recycling price. The recovery rate of Tetra Pak in China has been hovering around 10%, half of the world average and 1/3 of the European level
Tetra Pak's principle is to go back where it comes from, and return to resources from resources. Yang Bin, vice president of Tetra Pak China, said that if paper, plastic and aluminum can be recycled separately, the resource utilization can be maximized
speaking, this technology is not complicated. It only needs to build a hydraulic pulper and a set of aluminum-plastic separation equipment to separate the aluminum-plastic sieve residue after extracting pulp. Through the technical demonstration and production practice to ensure the normal use of the experimental machine, this treatment process does not produce secondary pollution in the whole process, which fully meets the requirements of environmental protection. However, the nature of the products determines that this can only be done by small factories. Due to environmental protection considerations, the Chinese government's frequent environmental protection policies do not encourage the construction of small paper mills. The existing paper mills like to use waste paper imported from the United States, which is better than domestic waste paper
because it was unprofitable, no one in China was willing to recycle Tetra Pak in the past. Seeing that high-quality long fibers from northern Europe and other places were sent to landfills or burned as fuel
in recent years, Tetra Pak, as one of the main manufacturers of composite paper packaging, has felt pressure with the significant improvement of consumers' awareness of environmental protection with the elimination of aryl ether ketones (Paek), a kind of polymer formed by the connection of phenylene rings through ether bonds and carbonyls. Therefore, they decided to take the initiative to find small paper mills that can cooperate with them, give technical and financial support, and strive to do the recycling of Tetra Pak
our strategy is to expand the processing industry of waste Tetra Pak, and then take the lead, using the power of the market to promote the recycling of Tetra Pak. Tetra Pak company is looking for paper mills willing to cooperate all over the country, lend hydraulic pulpers to each other, help them open production and marketing channels, expand Tetra Pak bag collection network, and strive to ultimately be responsible for their own profits and losses
we hope to drive other industries to participate in the cause of environmental protection through our own efforts. Yang Bin said that only when all industries take action and establish a sustainable industrial chain of waste recycling through the drive of industry associations, can China's environmental protection cause develop healthily