Recycling and energy recovery
When waste is dumped on the ground, it usually ends up in our sewers, then in our rivers and ends its journey in our seas and oceans.
Cigarette butts are one of the most dangerous wastes for the eco-systems because they contain a large number of toxic compounds. Masks and chewing gum also have a strong impact on our planet because they are made from plastics, which are themselves produced by the oil industry.
Working on the recovery of this waste is a major issue for the defense of our environment!
At Keenat we explore 2 tracks: recycling and energy recovery. We explain you...
without water or solvents
Keenat has created an environmentally friendly recycling process in partnership with French laboratories.
Thanks to their research, it is possible to reuse the material from the cigarette butt and the mask, without using water or solvents.
This patented recycling technique avoids, unlike others, polluting the soil and water, precious resources that must be preserved.
We are able to extract the plastic contained in the cigarette butt filter and in the masks to create a new recyclable plastic object.
Since 2018, our R&D cell has been initiating advanced research on the cigarette butt, and mask to develop and advance these recycling channels. We are working to improve our recycling processes day by day, while deepening our knowledge of these wastes, in order to guarantee the development of the most environmentally friendly channels.
In the pyramid of the most eco-responsible solutions, recycling is the most recommended option.
However, the paper and tobacco in the butt cannot be recycled. The same is true for chewing gum. In the absence of an effective recycling solution for these items, we are targeting them for incineration in CSS (Solid Substitution Fuel) in cement plants.
This solution makes it possible to destroy this waste, without ashes or residues, and to replace the fossil fuels used in combustion.