The weight of electrical products and consumer electronics that will be recycled globally in 2017 is 65.4 million tonnes.
The weight of electrical products and consumer electronics that will be recycled globally in 2017 is 65.4 million tonnes. It will include plastics, circuit boards, chips and wiring, gold, and some materials which are dangerous to health, all from that plastic box that you purchased some years ago and no longer want. Nevertheless, this figure is nothing compared to the weight of all the other products from tin cans to cars, ships, and airplanes, which we recycle each year. Recycling is a massive and ever-growing worldwide industry. It is even said that recycled products kick-started the Chinese economy when, with a shortage of raw materials, China imported billions of tonnes of 'waste' for recycling purposes.
Today, specialist industry-centric recycling facilities such as WEE plants (Waste electrical and electronic) use DMN-WESTINGHOUSE products extensively to handle valuable products such as flaked or granulated plastics sold on to the injection molding and rotary molding industries. Flaked or granulated products that don't present problems such as abrasion can be handled by any of the valve types manufactured by DMN-WESTINGHOUSE. For plastics and similar products, the HP or GL valves are ideal. For more fibrous products that can be difficult to process, we recommend an AML stainless steel valve fitted with flexible polyurethane rotor blades that constantly scrape the bore of the valve clean at the same time as preventing product build-up. For diverter valves, if the product is abrasive, either the GPD or BTB would be a suitable solution.
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