In January 2012, the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) was passed, with the aim of achieving significantly higher collecting and recycling rates for items such as refrigerators and TV sets. For decades, ALBA has been doing all it can to ensure that e-waste is sorted correctly and processed with the appropriate equipment. Using state-of-the-art technology and specialist knowledge, ALBA meets all the relevant statutory provisions - and is continuously developing and improving its plants and equipment. In April 2018, ALBA celebrated the grand opening oft he world’s most modern and biggest recycling plant für WEEE in Hong Kong.
High tech for e-waste
Strong recycling rates and handling harmful substances safely
ALBA keeps a close eye on all innovations brought in by electrical and electronic appliance manufacturers, adapting its recycling services to match the current composition of e-waste. Today, our professional expertise ranges from cable recycling and the use of shredders to grind up cooling appliances, to highly specialised techniques for separating plastic and the automated disassembly of TV and computer screens. Every year, certified ALBA plants process tens of thousands of tons of small electronic devices, a million visual display units and many hundreds of thousands of cooling appliances.
Closing the recycling loop efficiently
Through a combination of mechanical and manual processing, ALBA is able to handle harmful substances safely and achieve high recycling rates for all electrical and electronic appliances. A special extraction technique is used, along with a number of different separation processes to ensure that even complex blends of plastics and metals are separated carefully, thereby making the recyclable materials available for further processing. Everything ALBA does is aimed at ensuring an efficient, sustainable recycling loop.