Coolrec, a subsidiary of Dutch waste service provider Van Gansewinkel, has opened a new plastics compounding plant in Emmen, the Netherlands.
The waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycler and supplier of secondary raw materials will produce, at the new plant, specified plastic pellets which will be supplied directly to manufacturers of consumer goods, Coolrec announced on 11 January.
The pellets are produced from the process of recycling scrapped electronic appliances and Coolrec expected to supply 10,000 tonnes of pellets every year.
At the plant in Emmen, hard plastic flows of PE, PP, PS and ABS which have been reprocessed into pure raw materials are refined and converted into pellets and offered to manufacturers of consumer goods.
These secondary raw materials, said Coolrec, have “exactly the same properties as primary raw materials but are considerably more sustainable.”
"Scrapped equipment consists largely of valuable materials and using innovative technology allows us to recover specific materials so that they can then be reused in the manufacture of new products,” said Arjen Wittekoek, director of Coolrec.