REMONDIS Electrorecycling specialises in one of the most complex areas of the recycling sector: using state-of-the-art technology, we are able to separate what no longer belongs together. By removing and separating the different materials contained in the WEEE, we achieve the best possible environmental and economic results: hazardous substances are sent for safe disposal and recyclable materials are returned to production cycles.
The recycling of electrical and electronic equipment is strictly regulated in the European Union by the WEEE Directive. On behalf of our customers in Germany, France, Poland and Austria, we ensure that these high standards are met – at all times and across all regions.
EU legislation expects WEEE processing and recycling technology to achieve high recovery rates. By operating high performance facilities, we are able to meet these without any difficulty – and achieve even more: thanks to our cutting-edge technology and smart processes, REMONDIS Electrorecycling clearly exceeds the prescribed recycling rates. Two of the main reasons behind our success can be put down to our company know-how and the expertise of our team – for our engineers are never satisfied until they have perfected our systems so that they achieve maximum levels of efficiency and protect the environment in the best possible way.
It’s in our own hands: most of our efficient dismantling lines are modular systems that we developed ourselves; our operations can, therefore, be adapted to changing conditions as and when required
|A comparison of the prescribed EU-wide recycling rates and REMONDIS’ recycling rates|
|Recycling rates||Prescribed rates (WEEE Directive)||REMONDIS Electrorecycling|
|Large domestic appliances||75 %||ca. 80 %|
|Cooling & freezing appliances||75 %||ca. 80 %|
|Small electronic appliances||50 %||ca. 75 %|
|Display equipment (IT/consumer electronics)||65 %||ca. 75 %|
Electrical and electronic equipment contains a very wide range of materials which means they have to be fed through a number of specialist dismantling processes – from pre-shredding, to decontamination, all the way through to the recovery of the recyclables. Recycling special types of devices can also pose a challenge, especially when it comes to segregating and removing the hazardous contents. Besides wishing to achieve the highest possible recycling rates, therefore, REMONDIS Electrorecycling’s most important maxim is to ensure its operations are carried out without endangering human health or the environment.
REMONDIS Electrorecycling treats waste electrical and electronic equipment using a number of smart dismantling lines: