LIPOR (Porto) and VEOLIA Portugal, both major waste management companies in Portugal, have visited the new Test Centre of PICVISA in May 23rd and 24th, 2017. 24 tons of MSW samples with glass content were successfully treated, recovering glass as output for ulterior recycling.
The PICVISA H2020 Test Centre consists of a full-scale demonstration facility of waste treatment and recycling which was built with the support of the European Commission's H2020 Grant issued by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).
A large range of waste streams may be tested at the PICVISA H2020 demonstration centre, such as residual waste, commingled waste, kerbside collection waste, incineration slag, compost, anaerobic treatment’s digestate, etc. Reclaimed materials are usually plastics, glass and metals.