Reuse of electrical appliances for a circular economy
Today together for tomorrow!
4 recycling partners
These numbers are growing!
Driven by the development towards a fossil-free society, the reuse of discarded electronics is becoming increasingly important. With, for example, more than 2,000 solar panels and more than 30,000 white goods appliances, we contribute to a circular economy. And we expect this number to only increase. A total of 10 employees with poor job prospects contribute to this every day. To make this possible, we’re eager to work with reputable recycling partners who are of course Cenelec certified. They include: Refurn, Kristal Recycling, Holland Circulair and Data Impact
Our partner Refurn
Refurn is a company we work very closely with. In fact, we are largely in the same building! Refurn sorts municipal e-waste and prepares, among other things, central heating boilers and solar panels for reuse. In this article, you can read how Refurn is making a positive impact as a reuse and recycling company. Vincent de Graaf, Managing Director, will show you around.
Frequently asked questions about reuse and recycling
What is the meaning of circular economy?
A circular economy is an economy that comes full circle: a product is made, it breaks down, it is repaired and ultimately becomes waste. All of the waste is then used to make a new product. This can be achieved in two ways: a product is either repaired or its raw materials used for new products. In order to sustain circularity, it’s important that devices become available for repair and that companies and consumers want to use them again. In addition, recovered raw materials are often only used for low-value applications. However, it’s important that we actually use the raw materials for original products. In the Netherlands, the goal is to achieve a 100% circular economy by 2050. This is stated in the National Raw Materials Agreement. We too are signatories to this agreement and we are committed to reusing e-waste as much as possible.
My company is interested in reuse. But how do we do that in practice?
To be able to reuse products, the products must be returned first. We have a lot of experience in setting up effective return logistics for specific flows. Our recycling partners can professionally overhaul almost any part and prepare it for reuse. Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss the possibilities.
My company is interested in purchasing refurbished appliances. How does this work?
We can meet this demand together with our partners for several types of devices. Feel free to contact us. We would like to hear what exactly your interests are, so we can put you in touch with the right recycling partner.
I’m a consumer and I’m looking for a specific part for my broken washing machine. Can you help me?
No, our organisation is not geared to requests for specific components. We advise you to contact your local thrift shop or a repair shop in your area.
What does Cenelec certification mean?
This is a quality label that shows that the refurbishing process of your device meets established requirements in the field of environment, health, safety and quality. Anyone involved in the refurbishing of discarded appliances is obliged to be Cenelec certified. The label has been mandatory from 1 July 2015 and was formerly known as Weeelabex.