Recovering waste for a circular economy
PureSphera is the only North American company that recovers more than 96% of the materials from refrigerators and freezers. Our recovery efforts help promote a circular economy.
PureSphera uses fully automated technology to separate materials and recover ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as high-quality plastic for our customers.
Purified polyurethane (PUR) is recovered by clients for use as industrial absorbents.
Our unique process decontaminates the oil, which is reused by authorized recyclers. The compressors are recycled for their copper and steel content.
Each recycled refrigerator also contains more than 15 kg of plastic material that is recovered through the recycling process. This plastic mix is usually contaminated and cannot be repurposed as it is. With our plastic sorting line, built around optical and other sorting technologies, we can extract individual plastics from the initial mix with sufficient purity to be introduced in recycled resin mixes. These purified plastics have a greater value and can be sold to local Quebec companies or other partners, which turn them into resins for household appliances and electronics.
Offset credit valuation on the carbon market
PureSphera supported the first 100% Quebec transaction in the regulated carbon offset market. We are Quebec’s largest carbon offset producer.
PureSphera has dramatically reduced the effects of refrigerants on ozone and global warming with optimal extraction rates (>96%) and superior destruction efficiency (>99.9999%) of refrigerants, delivering premium quality carbon credits for local and international markets.
We compile various performance indicators: treated waste materials, enhanced recovery, GHG prevention, marketable reductions, etc. Tracking these indicators is essential to validating the project, precise quantifying GHG reductions, and reselling carbon credits on the WCI market.