150 000 pieces of LCD, plasma and LED were recycled in the first year from the opening at the only Flat Panel recycling plant in CEE Europe

Mihai Cristea 21/05/2021 | 16:00

150 000 pieces of TVs and equipment with flat panel display were recycled since May last year at GreenWEEE, market leader in electrical and electronic waste recycling in Romania.

 

GreenWEEE is the first company in Central and Eastern Europe to have established a fully dedicated flat panel display recycling line at its plant in Buzau city, Romania, after finalizing an investment of 0,5 mil EUR. The fully dedicated flat panel display (LCD, plasma and LED) recycling line, has a treatment capacity of 2500 tons/ year and complies with B.A.T (Best Available Technologies).

The technology is constantly evolving, bringing us new devices, much more complex and more efficient, but which also contain various dangerous substances. Thus, we have had to find ways to dispose of this equipment in a safe and eco-friendly way. The flat panel display recycling line is a circular economy solution, as the materials resulting from recycling are used in other industries”, Marius Costache, General Manager of GreenWEEE.

The equipment contains beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury and other hazardous substances, each of which could possibly pose human health risks. Careful, responsible dismantling is mandatory to ensure safety.

GreenWEEE offers an automatic recycling process and the installation simultaneously recycles LCD, plasma and LED flat panel displays using the latest technology to ensure the safe recycling.

For the LCDs containing CCFL fluorescent tubes, the treatment process focuses on the extraction of hazardous substances and materials, especially mercury, which is removed in a controlled environment. The remaining commodities: metals and plastics are treated using existing equipment in GreenWEEE and then reintroduced into the economic circuit as secondary raw materials.

GreenWEEE provides treatment operations at the highest standards and is the only unit in Romania and one of the few in Europe with the operating under WEEEBALEX license, for the large domestic equipment, small household appliances, cathode ray tubes and CFA workflows.

WEEELABEX is a landmark European certification that sets standards and closely monitors the processing and disposal of WEEE. WEEELABEX certification ensures that all waste electrical and electronic equipment arriving in GreenWEEE is processed in accordance with legal requirements.

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