When it comes to disposal or recycling of weee, the current legislation is clear:
manufacturers and or importers of electronic products have a duty to manage an integrated system for processing, the recyclingand disposal ofWEEE thus each producer is required to bear a share of WEEEto be disposed of equal to its market share. But when we talk aboutrecyclinggods WEEE, what are we referring to? Everyone, on a small scale, can reuse the WEEEbut the large-scale system is quite different.
The industrial process ofrecycling of WEEEprovides for special machinery that in a few seconds break up and separate the various components of the WEEE.Not all are used in the recovery of materialselectronic waste, the chains ofrecyclingthey see two large categories ofWEEE, on the one hand there are theelectronic wastewith displays, lights, LCDs and cathode glasses (TV, monitor, smartphone ...) and on the other there are WEEE without lighting bodies (refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, drills ...), from the latterwastematerials such as iron, steel, chromium, manganese, aluminum, tin, cables, copper and various types of plastics are recovered. Come onelectronic wastematerials such as motors and motor shafts, electronic boards, batteries and capacitors are recovered.
Therecycling of WEEEit also allows the recovery of valuable materials: for each ton ofWEEE recycledit is estimated a recovery of gold ranging from 100 to 250 grams, up to 750 grams of silver, 75 grams of palladium and from 40 to 120 kg of copper. In these terms, ielectronic waste (disused computers, obsolete military equipment, non-functioning electro-medical equipment and decommissioned electronics), represent a real gold mine for those who manage to perform an efficient and fast extraction.
In the industrial scenario there is no shortage of machines that represent real assembly lines ... indeed, "disassembly ": iweeethey undergo various disintegration processes at the end of which, at least 80 percent of the "finished product" can be re-marketed again and face a second life cycle.