Alpha Emirates Paper Recycling
There are plenty of trees in the world! Why Recycling?!!
Yes you are right! There are plenty of trees in the world. As one of the largest Paper recycling company in UAE with 7000MT per month, we believe, by recycling each page we are seeding one Tree. Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution! We have been Greenifying Earth since 1985..
WHAT IS RECYCLING?
Paper recycling is the process of turning the waste paper into new paper products. There are three categories of paper that can be used for recycling.
- Mill broke
Mill Broke is paper trimming and other paper scrap from the manufactures of paper and is recycled inside the mill. Material which left the paper mill but was discarded before it was ready for consumer use is called as Pre consumer and the material discarded after consumer usage called Post consumer.
What Papers are Recyclable?
Corrugated cardboard papers, Newspapers, Magazines, Phone books, Printed paper, Office paper, Wine boxes, fruit boxes are recyclable.
HOW RECYCLING HAPPENS?
The main objective in Recycling is the regular supply of good quality of raw material. We solved this by allocating our trained “Alpha-Collectors” throughout the UAE, with proper equipment. New “Alpha Collection Centers” are being established in GCC.
Effective recycling requires clean recovered paper. In order to ensure the quality, “Alpha-Sorters” do thorough sorting based on the grades. The sorted papers are wrapped into tight bales.
Based on the type of paper, the baled bundles are stored in separately in our Ware House. Movement is done by Forklift.
Re-pulping and Screening
The paper moves by conveyor to a big vat called a pulper, which contains water and chemicals. The pulper chops the recovered paper into small pieces. Heating the mixture breaks the paper down more quickly into tiny strands of cellulose (organic plant material) called fibers. Eventually, the old paper turns into a mushy mixture called pulp.
Pulp is cleaned by spinning it around in large cone-shaped cylinders. Heavy contaminants like staples are thrown to the outside of the cone and fall through the bottom of the cylinder. Lighter contaminants collect in the center of the cone and are removed. This process is called cleaning.
Sometimes the pulp must undergo a "pulp laundering" operation called deinking (de-inking) to remove printing ink and "stickies" (sticky materials like glue residue and adhesives). Papermakers often use a combination of two deinking processes. Small particles of ink are rinsed from the pulp with water in a process called washing. Larger particles and stickies are removed with air bubbles in another process called flotation.
Refining, Bleaching and Color Stripping
During refining, the pulp is beaten to make the recycled fibers swell, making them ideal for papermaking. If the pulp contains any large bundles of fibers, refining separates them into individual fibers. If the recovered paper is colored, color stripping chemicals remove the dyes from the paper.
Then, if white recycled paper is being made, the pulp may need to be bleached with hydrogen peroxide, chlorine dioxide, or oxygen to make it whiter and brighter. If brown recycled paper is being made, such as that used for industrial paper towels, the pulp does not need to be bleached.
Now the clean pulp is ready to be made into paper. The recycled fiber can be used alone, or blended with new wood fiber (called virgin fiber) to give it extra strength or smoothness.
The pulp is mixed with water and chemicals to make it 99.5% water. This watery pulp mixture enters the headbox, a giant metal box at the beginning of the paper machine, and then is sprayed in a continuous wide jet onto a huge flat wire screen which is moving very quickly through the paper machine.
On the screen, water starts to drain from the pulp, and the recycled fibers quickly begin to bond together to form a watery sheet. The sheet moves rapidly through a series of felt-covered press rollers which squeeze out more water.
The sheet, which now resembles paper, passes through a series of heated metal rollers which dry the paper. If coated paper is being made, a coating mixture can be applied near the end of the process, or in a separate process after the papermaking is completed. coating gives paper a smooth, glossy surface for printing.
Finally, the finished paper is wound into a giant roll and removed from the paper machine. One roll can be as wide as 30 feet and weigh as much as 20 tons! The roll of paper is cut into smaller rolls, or sometimes into sheets, before being shipped to a converting plant where it will be printed or made into products such as envelopes, paper bags, or boxes.
Alpha Emirates Plastic recycling
Can you imagine a world without plastic?!
Plastic is one of the greatest and evolutionary discoveries of mankind. The first plastic was developed in 1855 to replace ivory. A man by the name of Alexander Parkes came up with the idea of a material- Something that can be can be easily molded and shaped. It takes about 450 years just for one plastic bottle to break down in the ground!! certainly the most shocking is that nearly every piece of plastic EVER made still exists today.
Slim down your Bin and Save Earth!
Follow the 3 R’s
Reduce the waste that you create, Reuse the possible items, and rest is our part, we do Recycling.
WHAT IS RECYCLING?
It’s the process of recovering waste plastic and reprocess them into useful products. Typically a plastic is not recycled into the same type of plastic, and products made from recycled plastics are often not recyclable.
Due to the high molecular weight of their large polymer chains, It requires more processing compared to other materials like, glass and metal. Heating alone is not enough to dissolve such a large molecule, so plastics must often be of nearly identical composition to mix efficiently.
CHALLENGES IN RECYCLING
When different types of plastics are melted together, they tend to phase-separate, like oil and water, and set in these layers. The phase boundaries cause structural weakness in the resulting material, meaning that polymer blends are useful in only limited applications.
Another barrier to recycling is the widespread use of dyes, fillers, and other additives in plastics. The polymer is generally too viscous to economically remove fillers, and would be damaged by many of the processes that could cheaply remove the added dyes. Additives are less widely used in beverage containers and plastic bags, allowing them to be recycled more often. Yet another barrier to removing large quantities of plastic from the waste stream and landfills is the fact that many common but small plastic items lack the universal triangle recycling symbol and accompanying number.
What Plastics can be Recycled?
Plastic items are labeled on their base with a stamp that shows a triangle made of an arrow, with a number in the middle. But what do these numbers mean? Let’s explore.
#1: PETE or PET Most often called PET, #1 bottles are made of polyethylene terephthalate. This plastic is most commonly used for water and soda bottles, peanut butter and other food jars, and such. Only about 20% of these containers are recycled; they can be made into polar fleece, carpet, new containers and more. These are the plastics most commonly picked up by curbside recycling programs.
#2: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) HDPE is a very versatile plastic that is used in a variety of products. HDPE is used for thin products such as milk jugs and juice bottles, butter and yogurt tubs, cereal box bags, sandwich bags, shopping bags and garbage bags, among other things. #2 plastics are commonly picked up with curbside recycling and can be recycled into new bottles, floor tile, drainage pipe, lumber, fencing and more.
#3: Vinyl or PVCThese bottles are most often used for storing cleaners and detergents, as well as plumbing pipes, but can also be found in some medical products, siding, building windows and more. #3 plastic is rarely recycled, but some facilities will take it to be recycled into siding or lumber products. Heating PVC releases many toxins, thus they cannot be burned and melting must be highly controlled.
#4: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)These plastics are usually thin and pliable, and are used for shopping bags, squeezable bottles, frozen food containers, clothing, furniture and more. These plastics are rarely recycled, though more facilities are starting to accept them.
#5: Polypropylene (PP)) Most commonly found in some condiment bottles, as well medicine bottles and straws, PP plastics can be recycled into brushes, battery cables, and a huge variety of materials. However, they have rarely been accepted by most recycling facilities. Recently, though, more curbside recyclers have started to accept them.
#6: Polystyrene (PS)) Most commonly used in foam cups, plates, egg cartons and carry-out containers, PS plastics can be recycled into insulation, among other things, but rarely are. Recent research has suggested that this plastic can leach toxins into food when heated, so some companies are moving away from this product for food containers.
#7: Miscellaneous ) This category basically refers to a variety of plastics (from sunglasses to water bottles) that do not fit into other categories. These are very rarely recycled.
How Can Recycling be More Efficient )Recycling is a challenging business which requires an expenditure of energy and the use of water. Everyone can make recycling more efficient by helping minimize the required steps to recycling. This includes putting only recyclable material into the recycle bins (checking the number of the item against the allowable recyclables by the company), and removing caps which are made of lesser plastic that can rarely be recycled. While many curbside pick-up companies do not require customers to remove labels or clean the recyclables, doing so does make the job of recycling easier and less expensive, allowing the recycling company to recycle more material and thus be more efficient.
HOW RECYCLING HAPPENS?
The first step is to sort out the different types of recyclable products at a recycling facility. We follow single stream recycling, in which all items are collected at once, so first it's necessary to separate out basic categories. Next, the plastic needs to be sorted for recycling. Plastic is sorted by types.
After sorting, the plastic is ground into chips or flakes. The shredding stage is when the waste plastic is taken and loaded on to conveyor belts or directly in to huge hoppers that funnel the clean scrap towards rotating metal teeth that rip the plastic in to small pellets which are bagged up afterwards ready for testing.
This is the final stage in recycling plastic, this involves melting the clean shredded plastic and extruding in to the form of pellets which then go on to manufacture the next lot of plastic products.
We have a well-equipped and professional QC department, to ensure that our product are in line with the standards.
The company was established in the year 1985. The owner is H.H. Sheikh Faisal Bin Khalid Sultan Al Qassimi and continues to be a proprietary concern, as of today. Alpha Emirates is a professionally managed, Recyclable waste reprocessing company actively involved in the area of waste collection, Segregation, Up gradation, Shredding, Compaction and reprocessing for industrial recycling purposes. Alpha Emirates, process about 84,000 MT of paper waste and 6,000 MT of plastic annually.
Al Quoz Industrial Area -1
Phone : +971 4 338 38 65
Fax : +971 4 338 42 59
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Alpha Emirates established in the year 1985 is a professionally managed recyclable waste reprocessing company actively involved in the area of waster collection, segregation, ungradation, shedding, washing, compaction and reprocessing for industrial receycling purposes.