We can impact resource scarcity, waste, emissions, and energy consumption in many ways, and the methods are continuously developing. At Metso Outotec, supporting circularity is an important part of our new business models. One of our circular economy solutions is focused on the recycling of electronic scrap.
E-scrap is one of the fastest growing waste streams worldwide. At the same time, primary raw materials are being depleted. The increasing complexity of e-scrap, the need for safe and environmentally friendly recycling, and the reuse of valuable raw materials are of paramount importance.
The printed circuit boards and electronic devices defined as e-scrap contain copper, gold, and other valuable metals, which, when properly treated, can be recycled and reused.
Safe and sustainable processing of e-scrap
To safely and efficiently treat e-scrap, it is important to use automated smelting solutions that are complemented with highly efficient gas cleaning and wastewater treatment. Compliance with the strictest environmental regulations is essential.