Electronic Scrap Sorting
The recycling of disused and obsolete electrical and
electronic equipment is gaining more and more importance
Electronic scrap recycling is secured by EU-wide legal regulations – the WEEE Directive (RL 2002/96/EC) demanding separated return and recycling of disused electrical equipment. In order to ensure safe electronic scrap recycling, more and more countries now ratify the European legislative proposals. In addition, the global demand for high-quality secondary raw material is another incentive for high quality
electronic scrap recycling.
With the advent of smartphones and tablet computers as well as PCs becoming cheaper to produce and to buy, electronic scrap recycling is growing at a fast rate. In the EU alone, experts estimate that will be over 8 million tons of disused equipment in 2010, and this number is increasing every year.
From printers to computers, games consoles to tablets Waste Electronic Equipment contains a lot of valuable materials like stainless steel, aluminium, gold, silver, indium or platinum and
electronic scrap recycling ensures that they don't go to waste.
Waste electrical equipment is an incredibly rewarding source of raw materials. In Waste electrical equipment, up to hundreds of times more precious metals can be found per ton of material than in the primary source of raw material, ore. The goal for TITECH and the industry as a whole is to utilise electronic scrap recycling and sort out pollutants on one hand and profitable components in high purity on the other. For
electronic recycling purposes, the EU classifies WЕЕЕ into 10 categories. After separate collection of TVs, fridges and so on, they are processed and sorted in electronic scrap recycling systems.
The average content of thus gained materials is as follows: metals (50%), plastics (30%), glass (10%) and other materials (10%).
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