Electronic scrap shredding for the electronic waste management industry - Waste and Recycling - Waste Management

One of the greatest challenges facing our society is the reclamation of valuable raw materials from electrical and electronic scrap. A global scrap volume exceeding 40 million tonnes a year – a figure forecast to double by 2025 – presents both a challenge and an opportunity. Since even in Germany only some 40% of scrap is currently fed into a waste management process, we may assume that the global rate of waste management is still substantially lower. With additional support from WEEE Directive legislation, this represents enormous growth potential for recycling companies in all consumer-oriented markets.

For many years now, ERDWICH has specialised in the reclamation of valuable primary materials from electronic waste with its shredding machinery and turnkey plant solutions. As a result, economical and mature solutions are available for meeting any of these challenges.

ERDWICH pre-processing:

  • Pre-sorting and selection of valuable materials
  • Pollutant decontamination
  • Gentle coarse shredding and breakdown
  • Manual inspection and iterative material selection
  • Automated separation of the various fractions
  • Parameterised post-granulation
  • Ultra-fine separation of high-value materials
  • Compliant with new DIN EN 50574 rules  

Whether you’re handling electrical/electronic waste,  small/large household appliances, or specialist items such as fluorescent lamps, PCBs, LCD monitors or PV modules, ERDWICH lets you generate maximum value from recycling while staying compliant with the WEEE Directive. Beyond this, ERDWICH also offers tailor-made solutions for the growing market sector of mobile and stationary data destruction and hard disk shredding.

Whether as a compact unit or a major plant installation, ERDWICH creates new value from electronic waste.

One of the biggest challenges facing our society is to recover
valuable raw materials from electrical and electronic waste.
More than 40 million tons p.a. worldwide and a forecast
doubling of the volume by 2025 are both a challenge and a

Since only around 40 % of the scrap is properly recycled in
Germany at present, it can be assumed that the global waste
disposal rate is even lower. General electrical and electronic
equipment, large and small domestic appliances, fridges or
fluorescent lamps, PCBs, LC D monitors, PV modules and
hard disks should be recycled. In principle, any device that is
powered by a power cable or batteries.

There is enormous potential for growth in all consumer-based
markets for recycling companies, backed up by the WEEE
Directive, and these markets have to be economically and
safely developed with well-engineered technology.