Here are just some of the Commodities
that can be repurposed from your Waste!

Acetic Acid

In addition to household vinegar, it is mainly produced as a precursor to polyvinyl acetate and cellulose acetate.

2,500 Metric Tons Per Year Per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Alkanes

Saturated hydrocarbons, compounds of carbon and hydrogen. Liquid with increasing viscosity (C5 to C16), used in industry as fuels, lubricants and solvents.

Producing 6.8 million liters annually per Z.E.W.O.P.™

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Aluminium

Used beverage containers are the largest component of processed aluminum scrap, and most of it is manufactured back into aluminum cans.

6,010 Metric Tons per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Brick Mix

Building material used to make walls, pavements and other elements in masonry construction.

Traditionally, the term brick referred to a unit composed of clay, but it is now used to denote any rectangular units laid in mortar. A brick can be composed of clay-bearing soil, sand, and lime, or concrete materials.

53,399 Metric Tons Per Year Per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Carbon Black

“Traditionally, carbon black has been used as a reinforcing agent in tires. Today, because of its unique properties, the uses of carbon black have expanded to include pigmentation, ultraviolet (UV) stabilization and conductive agents in a variety of everyday and specialty high performance products, “  ICBA

34,164 metric tons of 95 to 98% pure Carbon Black per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Cullet

“Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity. Glass is made from readily-available domestic materials, such as sand, soda ash, limestone and “cullet,” the industry term for furnace-ready recycled glass. The only material used in greater volumes than cullet is sand.” GPI.ORG

17,152 metric tons per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Synthetic Diesel
(no-Sulphur)

  • “Synthetic diesel fuels are characterized by excellent properties, such as very high cetane number and no sulfur content. They can be used in existing diesel engines without modifications or mixed with petrodiesel. Several studies found significant reductions in all regulated diesel emissions, including NOx and PM, when using synthetic fuel.” dieselnet.com

  • 8.3 Million Liters per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Ethanol

Ethanol is used extensively as a solvent in the manufacture of varnishes and perfumes; as a preservative for biological specimens; in the preparation of essences and flavorings; in many medicines and drugs; as a disinfectant and in tinctures (e.g., tincture of iodine); and as a fuel and gasoline additive. The International Energy Agency predicts that together, conventional and advanced biofuels will represent 8%, or 400 billion liters, of transport energy consumption by 2025.

8.9 Million Liters per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Fertilizer
(Solution of nitrates, chlorides and phosphates)

  • “For healthy growth, plants require many different nutrients.  Of these, nitrogen is needed for leaf growth and protein production, phosphorus promotes root and early seedling growth, while potassium regulates the transport of other nutrients and water within the plant.  Sulphur is essential for protein synthesis and magnesium is required for the formation of chlorophyll.  Other necessary elements include Ca, Na, Fe, Mn, B, Cu, Zn and Co. Deficiencies in a particular soil can be treated by the addition of appropriate fertilizers.” Essential Chemicals Industry

40,723 metric tons per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Furfural

“Furfural thanks several large scale applications to its solubility characteristics and its easy recuperation by steam distillation. Furfural has the unique property to dissolve aromatics and other unsaturated olefins. Today all major oil companies use furfural as selective solvent in the refining of lubricating oils. This technology lead to production of high quality motor oil with improved temperature-viscosity properties. Aromatics, polar components, mercaptans are removed from petroleum by means of furfural extraction. Furfural can also be used as decolorizing agent to refine crude wood rosin.

During the Second World War the purification technology of butadiene was developed in the United States for the manufacture of synthetic rubber. By extractive distillation with furfural butadiene or isoprene can be separated from other C4 and C5 hydrocarbons, respectively.

Furfural is unusually effective as a solvent for phenolic resins. In the manufacture of abrasive wheels, brake linings and refractory products for the steel industry furfural is known as a reactive solvent and excellent wetting agent.

However, the main outlet of furfural is as chemical feedstock for the production of furfuryl alcohol and for other 5-membered oxygen-containing heterocycles, i.e. furan, methylfuran, acetylfuran, furfurylamine and furoic acid. “ IFC

1354 Metric Tons Per Year Per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Medium Wax (Cosmetic Grade)

Formulated waxes are used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications and known for their high and consistent quality and outstanding performance. The products are used in skin care products like creams and lotions and decorative cosmetics like make up and eyeliners.

11,529 Metric tons per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™

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Heavy Metals

Refers to any metallic chemical element that has a relatively high density and is toxic or poisonous at low concentrations. Examples of heavy metals include mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As),  chromium (Cr), thallium (Tl), and lead (Pb).
They cannot be degraded or destroyed. As trace elements, some heavy metals (e.g. copper, selenium, zinc) are essential to maintain the metabolism of the human body.

406 Metric tons per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Levoglucosan (LGA)

LGA is an organic precursor chemical, one of the organic "bricks" that a chemist could use in a synthesis reaction. It’s unique properties make it useful for making "green" plastics (plastics made solely from biomass)specifically in production of biodegradable plastics. Some drug-makers have looked at using Levoglucosan as a building block for making at least a dozen drugs, including some of the widely prescribed type 2 diabetes drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors.

8,724 Metric Tons Per Year Per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Lubricating Oil

“Used as Anti-wear, antioxidants, antifoaming ,demulsifying and emulsifying agents.

As rust and corrosion inhibitors.

In machinery as engine oils, compressor oils, gear oils, and piston oils.

As hydraulic, brake, and gear box fluids.

Used in the soap and paint industries.

In turbines, vacuum pumps, and semiconductor devices.”   Global Spec

3,421 Metric Tons Per Year Per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Phenol Formaldehyde Resin

“Phenol-formaldehyde resins make excellent wood adhesives for plywood and particleboard because they form chemical bonds with the phenol-like lignin component of wood. They are especially desirable for exterior plywood, owing to their good moisture resistance. Phenolic resins, invariably reinforced with fibers or flakes, are also molded into insulating and heat-resistant objects such as appliance handles, distributor caps, and brake linings.”   Britannica

78,767 Metric Tons Per Year Per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Scrap Metal

“Using recycled materials, including metals, instead of extracting or creating new ones cuts CO2 emissions by 200 million tonnes each year, according to EU figures. Add to this an 86 per cent reduction in air pollution, and a 76 per cent decrease in water pollution. In fact, scrap iron can even be used to detoxify industrial waste water.

Reusing scrap metal helps to build and emphasize the circular economy, where we can keep reaping the benefits of metals that have already been extracted over and over again.

There are many uses for scrap metal, and the benefits for the economy and the environment of recycling types of metals during the recycling process. “ Great Recovery

16,478 Metric Tons Per Year Per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Pure Water

Used in: autoclaves, hand-pieces, laboratory testing, laser cutting, and automotive. Purification removes contaminants that may interfere with processes, or leave residues on evaporation. The pharmaceutical industry. Water of this grade is widely used as a raw material, ingredient, and solvent in the processing, formulation, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and intermediates, compendial articles, and analytical reagents.  The commercial beverage industry as the primary ingredient of any given trademarked bottling formula, in order to maintain critical consistency of taste, clarity, and color. In lead-acid batteries to prevent erosion of the cells.

218,318 cubic meters per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™

Paraffin Wax

Used in "Hot-Melt" adhesives, Agriculture, Food, Electrical and electronic applications, Rubber, Matches, Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, Textile industry, Skiing and surfing material, Paper and cardboard, Chipboard, Surface protection, paints and varnishes, Candles explosives manufacturing, Vaseline™, grafts or cork stoppers, among many more.

20,834 metric tons per year per Z.E.W.O.P.™