What happens to your waste

Why recycle, what happens to your waste.

Why recycle, what happens to your waste.

Effective recycling solutions benefit people, businesses and the environment. 

  • Resources: Recycling means saving precious raw materials and energy.

  • Space: Our space is limited. Landfills poison the environment with dangerous toxic substances.

  • Environment and Health: A safer environment improves the quality of our lives and our happiness. Recycling and a greener environment reduce health dangers.

  • Energy consumption: Recycling means consuming less materials, reducing the amount of waste and using less energy to extract and process raw materials.

Cooling devices

his type of WEEE includes refrigerators, freezers and appliances equipped with refrigeration devices, such as water chillers. Some appliances contain refrigerating gases which are classified as ODS (ozone-depleting substances) such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) which are now banned.

These gases are captured and treated in ODS recovery facilities. Cooling equipment decontamination implies a series of processes. The compressors are decontaminated to recover ODS and oils. Insulating foam is treated for ODS recovery. Metals are recovered and resold. Plastic can be re-used for new products. Recovered ODS and oils are destroyed by a special treatment process.

Discover the recycling cycle of refrigerators, freezers and water coolers.

Recycling process

1. Decontamination

2. Crushing

3. Separation

4. Decontamination with foam

Recovered materials