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Europe's largest WEEE reprocessing centre opens

Europe’s largest Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) dismantling centre has opened in Lunen, Germany.

The site in operation at Lunen, Germany

Opened by Redmondis at a cost of €17 million, the site will be able to handle 35,000 tonnes of WEEE per year to begin with and will be employing 110 people.

The facility can process cooling appliances, dismantle visual display units, separate picture tubes using an automated process, process small pieces of equipment, heat cost allocators, oil radiators and dismantle hazardous pieces of equipment.

Germany implemented the directive from March 24.
Guests from all over Europe were at the opening of the site including representatives from Reco-Vie (Recycling) from the UK.

However, Reco-Vie director Mark Hadley expressed surprise that more people from the UK had not made the trip.

He said: “As a company, we have always maintained our very strong links with the major European recyclers, and were delighted to attend this event. We see our future very much in Europe and are amazed that so few other UK companies do not share our vision.”

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