There are various models for the correct, environmentally friendly disposal of e-waste. One involves establishing collection points for old electrical and electronic equipment, such as household appliances, entertainment and IT devices and electric tools. After they have been handed in, goods are transported to specialist waste management facilities. Following the removal of any harmful substances by experts, they are then processed. This involves type-specific sorting using state-of-the-art technology, followed by professional recycling. The secondary raw materials extracted offer a high degree of purity and consistent quality, so they are then returned to the recycling loop. End consumers can also use ELECTRORETURN, a cooperative venture between Deutschen Post and the ALBA Group that allows them to post used appliances weighing up to 31.5 kilogrammes for correct disposal. The service is free of charge, and eliminates the need for a trip to a collection point.