Separate collection of waste is one of the essential pillars of modern integrated waste management, because only in this way can an effective reduction in the amount of waste disposed of in landfills be achieved.
One of the most modern waste sorting devices is the technological line for automatic optical sorting of plastic waste using a ballistic separator. The optical unit can distinguish between different commodities based on the type of plastic and color. Our project of introducing a new technology of sorting plastics supports the improvement of the quality and quantity of sorted collection of plastics. Plastic waste is treated in a volume of about 2,500 tons per year. By launching a new line, we are able to process this volume of materials in one shift. On the new line we can process 1.5 tons of input material in one hour. Thus, 10 – 11 tonnes pass through the line daily in one working shift. Using the new technology, we expect a reduction in the share of waste from sorting, which in the past was at the level of 40-50%.