Friday, August 14, 2009

Brazil - Factory Visit - 09 - Recycling at the Factory

The employees of this facility are required to sift through so much waste and scrap on a daily basis that the facility compensates them generously to keep them motivated day after day.

About 65% of the scraps and waste the facility receives is recycled. Whichever portion is non-recyclable, they store it in an area nearby. The non-recycled waste can be potentially toxic to the land so they created a layer between the ground and the waste so that no chemicals or toxins can seep into the ground. As new technology is discovered to recycle this waste, they know exactly where it is stored. They transport it back into their facility and send it out for recycling. They also work very closely with universities in various parts of the world on the research and development of these technologies.

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