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GENIUS: How to Recycle Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)?

Issue 193 2021-04-28 Author : GENIUS MACHINERY CO., LTD.

Recycling of WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is a rising issue in the global recycling market. Such as the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment created every year in the European Union is increasing rapidly as the fastest growing waste stream. Based on European Commission, 5 tonnes of waste is produced by the average European each year. Only 38% of waste in the EU is recycled, and over 60% of household waste still goes to landfill in some EU countries. For that, the EU brings several policies and acts especially for PCR (Post Consumer Recycling) including WEEE Directive and the RoHS Directive to reduce landfill waste and to increase the level of recycling through the circular economy.


►GENIUS: RECO Two-Stage Force Side Feeding Plastic Recycling Machine for WEEE Recycling
 
In terms of WEEE recycling in Europe, EU and national laws require that the manufacturers, distributors, or any company that sells electrical and electronic equipment including computers, fridges, mobile phones, etc. must make sure those products are disposed of and treated properly. WEEE materials most of the time contain a complex mixture of plastics materials. In this case, plastic recycling machine manufacturers that can answer these complex requirements are crucial. GENIUS, a successful plastic recycling machine manufacturer in Taiwan, has an outstanding reputation among its customers around the world due to solving complex requirements of PCR (Post Consumer Recycling) and PIR (Post Industrial Recycling). GENIUS is also well known in the global market by providing a wide range of solutions for waste rigid plastics recycling including WEEE.


Customized Plastic Recycling Machines for WEEE

In terms of plastic parts, recycling of the WEEE requires a complex process as well due to the different types and characteristics of the materials used. Such as electrostatic plastics separators are suggested for the separation materials like ABS and PS from others. Because these materials are commonly used in electric and electronic devices, and hard to separate by using sink float separation tanks as commonly used for the materials like PE and PP.

On the other hand, many customers who procure machinery from GENIUS for WEEE recycling purposes generally prefer strand pelletizer systems. However, customer requirements vary based on market and material characteristics. Therefore GENIUS provides a wide range of machinery portfolios to its customers which have high flexibility of customization. Such as, in case the customers require hot die face cutting pelletizing systems, that can be also provided by the company.


►GENIUS: Strand Pelletizing System for WEEE Recycling

Thanks to the flexible customization ability of GENIUS, the company has a wide range of customer portfolios from different markets, which means different certification and custom components demands. GENIUS holds CE certification for its machinery. Moreover, the company uses electronic components from well-known brands. Such customers in Asia mostly prefer FUJI, OMRON, Mitsubishi, and LG brands whereas the customers in Europe and the USA mostly prefer SIEMENS, Schneider, and ABB brands for the electronic components. To reach the clear pellet output with a high-performance filtration system, GENIUS equips its machines with such as FIMIC, Ettlinger filters.
 
GENIUS continues to serve the industry with high-quality and durable machines that are equipped with contemporary standards and upgrades to provide efficient, affordable solutions for its wide customer portfolio. To learn more about the company and its plastic recycling solutions, please take a look at:
 
GENIUS on PRM-TAIWAN B2B Platform: https://www.prm-taiwan.com/com/geniusplas.html
GENIUS Official Website: http://www.geniusplas.com

 


 

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