Recovery of recyclables from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE): Metals and alloys. Plastics (thermoplastics, plexiglass, etc.). Composite materials (circuit boards, etc.). Brominated plastics (BFR). Plastics with cadmium compounds. Material tainted with precious or recoverable metals (e.g. copper, brass, silver, etc.). Sorting of monitor glass (CRT), etc.
European Union (EC) environmental legislation contributes towards a better environment but has significant implications for many manufacturing companies in terms of marketing, design, manufacturing and "end-of-life" recovery and recycling. The Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), 2002/96/EC, and the Restriction of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS), 2002/95/EC, will require producers to recycle waste electrical/electronic equipment and remove certain hazardous substances....
Proper disposal of electronic waste (WEEE) and of waste in the R4 category, i.e. waste such as electrical and electronic equipment, allows the recovery of a large number of precious metals and components.
By Forrec srl
based in Santa Giustina in Colle, ITALY.
Since 2003 in Europe, the professionals of the sector of the electric and electronic components must organize dies of recovery, recycling or valorization of their called worn products WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). Before the evolution of the legislation, Préciméca proposes since 1998 a machine (range 01-02) for the treatment of electronic cards. Large electric household appliances (ranges 50-02, 14-02, 17-02) with the Small household products (14-02, 12-02) to the data-processing components,...
Compliance with the RoHS and WEEE directives
The Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectrometers offer efficient solutions for the analytical requirements of the determination of regulated substances in electrical and electronic equipment according to the European Directive RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
Next to processing shredder light and heavy shredder fraction the Ad Rem machinery is also capable of processing waste of electrical and electronic equipment. WEEE can be processed on the same machinery as ASR is processed without any modifications. This makes it possible to get more input into the system and therefore costing less per ton.
Few industries face the mounting challenges and scrutiny of expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates, consumer expectations and NGO watch groups as much as electronics and medical device manufacturers. Even before the Sony PlayStation cadmium crisis, the entire supply chain has been inundated by an ever-expanding myriad of legislation, ranging from the EU Directives on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) and the Registration,...
Computer hard disks are one of the electrical and electronic equipment waste largest category, commonly called WEEE. Several regulations govern the disposal of this type of waste, which contains several rare metals that can be recovered and recycled.
Previously, cable and wire materials were often lost in the treatment and sorting process, resulting in a financial loss due to the high proportion of copper they contain. TOMRA sorting technologies are capable of detecting these wires, transferring them to a metal product and then finally sorting them in a further step into a cable fraction of outstanding purity.