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Despite the technological progress already made, it is not always possible to send hazardous waste for materials recycling. In such cases, the safest and most eco-friendly way to treat these materials is to have them incinerated in one of our high performance facilities. For, RETHERM helps to conserve our planet's natural resources – in three different ways.
Firstly, the consumption of primary fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas, is reduced as energy is generated as part of the waste incineration process. Secondly, the FGD gypsum that accumulates during incineration is processed so that it can be used as a building material. Thirdly, the residual materials resulting from the flue gas cleaning processes can also be recycled. The large volumes of gypsum are, in particular, used by our sister company, REMONDIS Production, which returns the various calcium sulphate products to production cycles under its RADDIBIN® brand name.
Thanks to the state-of-the-art technology used at our facilities, our RETHERM division also makes an important contribution towards protecting the environment and preventing climate change.
The company's own power station at the REMONDIS Lippe Plant is run on, among other materials, substitute fuels made from hazardous waste. It supplies the site – one of the world's largest industrial recycling centres – with electricity, steam, compressed air and heat.