Recupel works exclusively with certified e-waste processors. This means that we can guarantee that the appliances we collect are recycled correctly and that raw materials are wasted as little as possible.
Some 90.6% of the e-waste that cannot be repaired is put to good use. The certified processors we work with recycle on average 79.3% of the waste and incinerate about 10.7%. The heat generated is recovered and used as an energy or heat source.
Per category, the results are as follows:
Large white goods (for example washing machines)
Other (for example mobile phones)
TVM (televisions and monitors)
Result per material stream
Ferrous materials 99.99%
Non-ferrous materials 99.98%
Other materials 65.71%
Ferrous materials 95%
Non-ferrous materials 95%
For years, our recycling results have far exceeded the legal objectives set by the EU. And we are raising the bar even higher. At Recupel, for example, we are investigating how we can use artificial intelligence to further close the loops.