The excursion to the ALBA sorting facility took place on June 7, 2012 during the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin
At 14:00 Mr. Habeck from the company Alba greeted 12 participants at the plastic sorting facility in Mahlsdorf, Berlin.
Alba collects all domestic packaging waste form Berlin and sorts the packaging at the facility in Mahlsdorf, Berlin.
Packages are predominantly automatically sorted and a fraction is separated by hand.
Following material flows are collected: metals (steel and aluminium), composite materials (like Tetrapak) and 5 different plastics (PE, PP, PET, PA and PS).
The sorted materials are then sold, further processed and reused.