With in-house color sorting, the residents sort their household’s waste into different colored bags. The system is user-friendly, hygienic with hermetical bags and the final material can go directly to be recycled.
The Optibag system is based on a well-proven solution, waste in sorted and collected in a single bin. This leads to a reduced environmental impact by reduced transports compared to other systems.
Today we can sort up to nine different colored bags and in the future even more.
- The households sort their waste in different colored bags at home. Different recyclables have their own color, such as green for food waste and purple for textiles.
- All bags are then thrown into a single bin, which is emptied by a regular waste collection truck.
- At the optical sorting plant, the bags are sorted by color to the correct container and goes to recycling.
It is easy for households to sort their waste – and easy for the municipalities, as no bins or waste collection trucks need to be replaced or changed.
The Optibag system has been developed to contribute to a better environment. The waste is transported in well-sealed bags throughout the process, from transportation to separation process. The fully automatic optical sorting system is controlled and monitored by computers and by an operator in a control room.
This leads to a modern, environmentally friendly and hygienic work environment throughout the whole collection and sorting process.
Optibag closes the circle in the so-called circular economy; by simplify the recycling of materials. Simple source separation at home is the best solution for increased recycling rates. We have the knowledge and see the benefits of in-house sorting in a user-friendly system.
Waste will not disappear, but it will become a resource that is recycled and lives on in our society.