Processing and recycling refrigerators

Amongst the WEEE, or simply electronic waste, the R1 family stands out, which contains refrigerators and cooling appliances in general. The danger of these appliances is due to the presence of refrigerants which are harmful to the atmosphere (CFC, R21, R22, R600).

The plants developed, designed and built by Forrec allow for the total recovery zero environmental impact recovery of refrigerators: air flow control, control of dust resulting from grinding, soundproofing and noise components and the total recovery of hazardous gases.

The production process allows for the recovery of the following materials:

  • Iron (62%)
  • Non-ferrous metals (6%)
  • Plastics (16%)
  • Polyurethane (10%)