Circular Economy

We Believe in Facilitating Closed Loop Processes

 "Resource recovery in most developing countries relies heavily on informal workers, who collect, sort, and recycle 15%–20% of generated waste. Projects address waste picker livelihoods through strategies such as integration into the formal system, as well as the provision of safe working conditions, social safety nets, child labor restrictions, and education."

Recycling

"Recycling is the process for converting used materials in to new products for the prevention of producing waste. This leads to the lessened consumption of fresh material for the production of new material, reduction of use of energy, reduction of air pollution and water pollution. This process it the contributor for less requirement for disposing off waste and filling in landfills and requiring incinerations. Recycling has taken humanity out of the risk for the production of the green house gases at landfill sites. This process is the key factor, which is used in the modern techniques for waste management and is the third participant for 3R’s i.e. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle of the waste hierarchy".

A number of materials are included with the list for recyclable products like glass, plastic, paper, textiles, metals and electronics. They are then sorted out and reprocessed and are given new shapes as new products. 

Recycling a material is a way for transforming in to absolutely new and fresh product. Salvage is another form of recycling, a sort of recycling which is done with the complex materials making them completely new.


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Courtesy of Visual Capitalist

GLOBAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS WASTE

About 72% of plastic packaging does not get recovered at all, with 40% of all waste going to the landfill and 32% leaking out of the collection system (not collected, illegally dumped, or mismanaged). 

With this in mind, who is responsible for reducing plastic packaging? 

  • 20% of global respondents say that the companies producing packaged goods should be responsible

  • 16% say the government should be responsible

  • 10% say the companies selling packaged goods should be responsible

  • 8% say consumers

  • 37% say all the above are equally responsible

  • 9% say other, including having no opinion or being undecided

Interestingly, looking at individual countries reveals different perceptions than broader, global norms.

Visual Capitalist

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Parwana Paper x OWM

Secured Document Shredding and other paper in our waste streams

Beautiful Handmade Recycled Paper. Our partners are committed to providing handmade paper with the best properties in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The paper and products are made by artisans familiar with the art of paper-making. Paper made from recycled cotton rags, recycled paper and other plant materials are made one sheet at a time.

 

Re-loops

Sustainable PLastic Recycling

Our Aim: is to develop a plastic processing plant that can handle up to 100 tons of PET plastic a day as phase one. The aim is to be a fully compliant and ethically responsible and environmentally friendly recycling plant, reducing Pakistan’s Plastic Waste footprint and ensure waste plastic is utilised back in the supply chain rather than dumped or openly burned. 

 

This project covers environmental, social and economic impacts across the full triple bottom line. By recycling through our company, we can save plastic from entering landfills, oceans, waste incinerators and widely practiced across Pakistan Open Dumbing and Burning releasing toxins in the atmosphere. Repurposing the plastic bottles, we are preventing the equivalent amount of new virgin plastic having to be manufactured from fossil fuels and providing the bottles a second life.

What We Do: We remove any labels, lids and rings from the bottle as these are made from different types of plastic that would contaminate our recycled product. We treat the waste in a process that involves a few steps to ensure that the plastic is melted down into flakes or pellets which are of similar standards as virgin plastic that are used in plastic manufacturing machinery or products. However, these are one of the processes we are capable of and utilise to treat plastic waste.

 

OWM also provides solutions for the sorting, washing and pelletising of a variety of mixed grade plastics. Currently, in the process of supplying rPET, HDPE, LDPE and PP to a range of value adders within Pakistan, Malaysia, Vietnam and China. If interested kindly contact us.

OWM also provides solutions for the sorting, washing and pelletising of a variety of mixed grade plastics. Currently, in the process of supplying rPET, HDPE, LDPE and PP to a range of value adders within Pakistan, Malaysia, Vietnam and China. If interested kindly contact us.

 
 

OWM x Sahara Corporation

Our partners at Sahara Corporation whom we have assisted with other solutions are under pending agreement to ensure the proper processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in our waste streams.