Submitted by: Associative Company of Work "Flexiform" Technology in Recycling
Implemented country: Colombia
Title: Using garbage for cleaning
The Colombian company "Flexiform" developed "Adsorbent Now" (no oil in the water), which is obtained from residues of fibrous vegetables (mostly garbage). Adsorbent Now is a 100% biodegradable and reusable product which is used to contain, absorb, clean and pick up spills of hydrocarbons in waters and grounds. It is manufactured with organic residuals that are extracted from garbage with high capacity of adsorption and it allows the recovery of the hydrocarbon, its density is lower than water. Flexiform has been able to prevent 98.000 kg of sand being sent to garbage dumps and 15 companies are currently using the product mainly in Bogotá.