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Speedy WEEE machine developed

An 18 tonnes per hour Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment (WEEE) processing facility has been developed by recycling firm EnvironCom.

Defunct electrical items going through the facility will be de-manufactured and processed, with items such as printed circuit boards, external cables, capacitors removed.

Both small and large WEEE will go through this process before being separated and shredded.

The facility's speed will allow EnvironCom to be able to process 100,000 tonnes of WEEE at each of its sites, roughly 10% of the UK's predicted yearly WEEE arisings.

EnvironCom chief executive Joe Quigley said he was confident his company could process at least 20% of the UK's WEEE.

At the moment EnironCom runs a £2 million WEEE recycling centre in Grantham, Lincolnshire, but is looking at further locations across the UK.

Quigley added: "We are very pleased with the way development work has progressed and the outlook for the next six months is very promising."

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