The use of electrical and electronic equipment generates an increasing volume of waste containing environmentally hazardous components. WEEE is also a valuable source of recyclable raw materials: ferrous metals, plastics and precious metals can be recovered and reused.
In the Saint Sylvain d'Anjou treatment center near Angers, dedicated lines depollute and recycle more than 80% of almost all types of WEEE. In terms of recovery rates achieved, this facility is among the most efficient in France: 94% for large appliances, 91% for small appliances and 88% for screens.
A pioneering site in plastics recovery
With a unique process capable of sorting more than ten different polymers, Triade Electronique recovers all WEEE plastics and guarantees purity rates of over 99%. This solution fosters the development of closed-loop recycling with plastic manufacturers, therefore preventing the extraction of oil. Each year the Saint-Sylvain d’Anjou facility avoids the emission of an estimated 71,297 CO2 equivalent metric tons.
80,000 metric tons of waste treated per year
94% recovery for cooling appliances
91% recovery of small appliances
88% recovery of screens
99% purity in plastic polymers
71,297 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided per year