TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)
based in Mülheim-Kärlich, GERMANY
The recycling of disused and obsolete electrical and electronic equipment is gaining more and more importance world-wide.
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 W??? 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%).