WEEEFORUM

What happens to the end-of-life appliance once it has been collected?

Discarded appliances are taken to treatment and processing plants. Devices are all processed in a way that hazardous components, e.g. waste oils or ozone-depleting gases in refrigerators, can be separated. Recoverable materials, such as iron, copper, aluminium, glass or plastic are set aside for the production of new goods.