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GreenWEEE invests EUR 8.5 million in new recycling plant and modernization of existing

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March 12, 2017

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GreenWEEE International will invest EUR 8,5 million to open a new plant in Campia Turzii, Cluj county for the recycling of electrical and electronic waste, and to modernize and enlarge the capacity of existing facility at Buzau.

GreenWEEE, a part of integrated recycling park Green Group,  will invest EUR 3.5 million in the second plant for treating electrical and electronic equipment waste in Campia Turzii. At the same time, the company’s another plant in Buzau will benefit in the first half of 2018 from EUR 5 million investment for upgrading and increasing production capacity. The facility will be equipped with the first recycling equipment for LCD screens in Romania.

The new plant with annual production capacity of 25.000 tones is schedule to be launched in June 2017. It will employ the most advanced technologies and processes for recycling refrigerators, washing machines, IT&C equipment and other electrical and electronic equipment. According to GreenWEEE press release, in the next three years it will create 80 jobs.

The electric and electronic waste (WEEE) is collected from the local market, by the authorized operators  or through contracts with major manufacturers and electronics retailers. In order to support the current collection system and to encourage the collection directly from the end users, GreeenWEEE invested in its own infrastructure for waste collection, the project called SIGUREC. Today, in Romania there are 161 voluntary reverse vending SIGUREC stations, fixed and mobile, where all types of electronic equipment can be collected.

WEEE  is made up from different materials and contain hazardous substances, some of them never decomposing thus remaining in landfill for thousands of years. The biggest risks for health and environment derives from the wrong way waste is managed after completing their life cycle. After being processed in the plant, the pollutants are removed in a controlled environment and recyclable materials start a new life cycle within circular economy.

GreenWEEE provides treatment operations at the highest standards and is the only unit in Romania and one of the few in Europe operating under WEEEBALEX license, for the large domestic equipment, small household appliances, cathode ray tubes and CFA workflows. WEEELABEX is a landmark European certification that sets standards and closely monitors the processing and disposal of electric and electronic waste. WEEELABEX certification ensures that all the waste arriving in GreenWEEE is processed in accordance with legal requirements.

GreenWEEE is member of the biggest integrated recycling park in Romania, Green Group, present on the market for 15 years. Companies member of Green Group: GreenTech ( the biggest European PET waste recycler), GreenFiber International (European leader for PSF production), GreenLamp Reciclare (the only Romanian plant for lighting equipment recycling), GreenGlass Recycling (the biggest and modern glass recycling plant in Romania), Total Waste Management (integrated provider of waste management services and collection operator for SIGUREC project). The Group also has factories in Serbia (Greenthech) and Macedonia (Grinteh MK) and branch offices in Greece and Germany.

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