SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific (GP) announced commencement of operations at Toledo, Oregon material recycling facility (MRF). The facility utilizes proprietary Juno technology to recycle highly contaminated recovered fiber and mixed materials. The company had taken almost two years to complete construction of the state-of-the-art facility.
According to Christer Henriksson, President of June Technology, GP, stated that the Savannah, Georgia plant has been piloting the technology since 2013. It had tested various varieties of municipal solid waste. The success of the pilot plant helped the company to apply for necessary patents for the path-breaking technology and to start constructing a commercial plant in Toledo. Despite pandemic-related challenges, the construction completed on time during spring this year, he noted.
The plant has capacity to process around 100,000 tons of material per year and could recycle up to 90% of all materials that reaches the facility.
The proprietary technology sanitizes the feedstock and separates paper fiber from the other commodities. The fiber, thus separated, will be recycled and used for containerboard production in Toledo mill, whereas other key recyclables will be diverted to recycling outlets. The remaining solid waste will be sent to disposal site.
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