Material | November 20, 2006
WEEE disassembly facility opens in Hungary
Hungarian based waste management firm AKSD Kft today opened an electronic waste disassembly facility in Debrecen, northeast Hungary.
AKSD Kft on Monday inaugurated a facility capable of disassembling 2,000 tons of waste electronic equipment a year. Under the EU WEEE directive, all member states must collect at least 4 kilograms of waste electronic and electrical equipment per capita by 2009. Between 50% and 80% of this waste, depending on the type, must be recycled. The cost of collection and recycling is covered by electronics manufacturers, which usually pay another party to coordinate the activity.