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Electronics Production | November 13, 2006

Go-ahead for shredding of electronic waste components

Recycling firms processing electronic equipment are likely to be allowed to shred appliances without first removing hazardous components.
Defra has said as long as any pollutants are contained within the recycling process, and do not harm the suitability of materials for reprocessing, hazardous materials can be separated from waste electronics after the shredding stage.

It is recommending removing 10 components whole, before shredding, including hazardous batteries, lamps and cathode ray tubes.

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