In case of recyclable materials a distinction is made between the packaging waste identified by e.g. the Green Dot (Germany), Eco-Emballages (France), and in other 22 European countries, i.e. packing waste collected in bags, barrels or recyclable material containers as well as recyclable material collected by the communities or third parties entrusted with the collection.
Sutco sorting systems separate this waste to recycle materials by mechanical and automatic sorting methods and to form fractions of them as well. Key units such as bag openers, trommel screens (sorting of material by size), wind sifters (separation by weight), ballistic separators (tabular-light and heavy-rolling), magnets and eddy current separators sort the packaging waste and use the near-infrared devices for fractioning.