Information about Combifoil.
The Combifoil consists of two combined layers. It is usually a thicker layer white in color, made from Polyethylene and a transparent thinner layer made from Polyamide. These two plastic qualities do not “fit” together in the ongoing recycling process.
During the ensiling process the Combifoil divides and becomes two separate foils of different qualities. This means that they must be handled individually in conjunction with recycling. At the recycling station, the white-colored thicker plastic is added to white silo film and the thinner transparent are placed in a designated place.
You as a farmer have to deal with the two different foil qualities separately when they are handed over to SvepRetur collection points. If Polyamid are mixed in the recyckling process, all the plastic that is a mixture of the two different qualities becomes unusable for material recycling and thus unsold, which can affect the recycling levy you as a farmer pay when you buy the plastic.
To illustrate it in a different way it is like mixing oil with water, which also becomes useless as oil or water.