02-kerp_electro_recycle_output.jpgIn a project with the Austrian Center of Excellence Electronics & Environment KERP in Vienna the Fraunhofer IVV has proven that heavily polluted light shredder fractions can be recycled. With the CreaSolv®-Process the Electro- and waste-handling industry can produce plastics, which meet the European "RoHS-Guideline": Since 1 July 2006 dangerous Substances like lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE) are banned in new electro or electronic appliances.


More information:

  • Waste Management & Research 2006; 24; 573-583: M. Schlummer & A.Mäurer (IVV), T. Leitner & W. Spruzina (KERP); Report: Recycling of flame-retarded plastics from waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) – link pdf
  • Spiegel TV broadcast on 9 February 2007 – The second live of computer, TV & Co.: link pdf
  • 2006 KERP Information Aug. 2006 „As good as new: Plastics from Waste Electrical devices" – link 
  • 2007 KERP Information on CreaSolv® – link 
  • EU-Recycling 1.Jahrgang/Volume ePaper-Ausgabe/Edition 5/2007: Rohstoff der Zukunft für Europa: Kunststoffe aus alten Elektrogeräten – link pdf
  • 2006 November - DTI Global Watch; Arnold Black: "Emerging and New Technologies" in WEEE Recycling - link