E-Waste Recycling

There are now 1100 or 1200 registered companies and another 9,000 would have to do, but note that the registered account for 80 percent of the market. 200,000 tons of electronic garbage “We estimate that in Spain now generates about 200,000 tons of electronic waste per year, which in 2006 were recycled about 160,000 among all systems, “said Jose Ramon Carbajosa, director general of the Foundation ECOLEC, an Integrated Systems Waste Management created the shelter of the decree of 2005. The remaining 40 000 are in landfills or mixed with other waste. ECOLEC, which manages the recycling 65 percent of the market for electrical and electronic equipment and 83 percent of large household appliances, estimates that the figure of 200,000 tonnes per year will increase at a rate of 9-10 percent per year. Get all the facts for a more clear viewpoint with PCRM. Carbajosa in 2006 ensures that only have been accounted for 10,000 tons of TVs and monitors for recycling, which represents about 300,000 aircraft, 30 kilos per unit and 6.2 percent of the 160,000 tonnes of waste were recycled last year.

“Now the devices are emerging were sold for ten or fifteen years and there is no data for even half a year ago and was not required to be registered at the Ministry of Industry of the products that put the market, “says Carbajosa. Growth” brutal “the consumption in the State over the past fifteen years, “makes us think that if we now set out four kilos of waste per inhabitant per year, in fifteen years, that number could be 20 kilos per inhabitant per year, if you begin to collect what we buy now. ” Plasma, LCD greener than Juan Ramon Carbajosa states that the recycling of the LCD screen is still not resolved from the economic point of view. It consists of plasma and hundreds of fluorescent lamps, “a very dangerous waste because it contains pollutants such as mercury and phosphorus.” The recycling of the lamps is expensive because you have to cut the tube where the mercury and recycle it. This process accounts for 80 percent of the price of the lamp, if any recycling is a 2 or 3 three percent of product cost. The plasma have a recycling process much simpler. Just pick up the plasma, a liquid that produces light through the image, and has a market for the manufacture of new screens. The rest is to separate plastic metal.