Material Recovery


Recovering means maximizing materials recovery from mixed discards. It also includes alternative usage for materials after extensive source separation.


  • Maximize materials recovery from mixed discards and research purposes after extensive source separation
  • If conditions allow, recover energy using only systems that operate at biological temperature and pressure

Guiding Questions

  • What was salvaged from mixed waste?
  • How can we recover the materials we used in previous production processes, for reuse during the next cycles of production?