Norsirk is a non for-profit private company established in 1998. The founders were industry organisations in Norway; Stiftelsen Elektronikkbransjen (The Consumer Electronics Trade Foundation), IKT-Norge (ICT-Norway) and Abelia (the business association of Norwegian knowledge and technology based enterprises).
Norsirk assists producers in managing the full impact of EE products and batteries in a complex web of local legislation. With Norsirks’ market leading and nationwide systems to handle management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries, the producers can rely on high levels quality regarding recycling and also reuse. The logistics network is optimized, the treatment plants are carefully selected, and the processes are continuous monitored to ensure high quality recycling or production of secondary raw materials.
Norsirk serves about 2500 producers on WEEE and batteries and takes responsibility for the collection and treatment of nearly 50% of all WEEE in Norway (31.12.2018).
Logistics and treatment
The logistic is the economic most critical activity for Norsirk, and the providers are therefore chosen after a competitive tender, containing elements of vehicle types and energy use, geographical location and economic transportation.
The treatment of weee and batteries is the most critical activity from an environmental point of view, and therefore all recyclers are carefully selected based on technological capabilities, R&D and certificates.