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European manufacturers and recyclers to develop recycling specifications

The household appliance industry, electronic recyclers, and operators of electrical and electronic take-back schemes in Europe have joined forces to develop recycling specifications for end-of-life refrigerators and freezers containing hydrocarbons. Aimed at ensuring safety and the proper handling and recycling of fridges and freezers containing hydrocarbons, the move has been prompted by ambiguity on the matter in the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. ...