In Switzerland, various recyclers process waste electrical equipment in dismantling plants. After some of the pollutants and recyclables are removed manually, the mechanical treatment begins. The material is thereby mechanically separated into various fractions and crushed, especially metals and plastics.
On behalf of the SENS Foundation, Carbotech AG audits the recyclers to ensure that they implement the technical regulations. During the audit, it is assessed whether a maximum of valuable materials is preserved with the processing and whether pollutant emissions are avoided. In addition to questions about legal compliance and site visits, material inputs and outputs are compared during “batch trials”.