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How to properly sort out?

The appliances are sorted into 6 fractions:

  • Refrigerators and freezers that can contain Freon (CFCs) and other harmful gasses/oils;
  • Other large household appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, airing cupboards, stoves, ...);
  • Computer and TV screens that contain a cathode-ray tube;
  • Other appliances (mobile phones, clothing irons, videos, lighting equipment, flat screens, ...);
  • Corona discharge bulbs;
  • Smoke detectors.

Specialised and certified processing companies sanitise (remove hazardous substances), dismantle (separate and sort certain non-harmful substances) and process the appliances in an ecological manner. Then, industry makes new products out of the recycled materials (ferro and non-ferro metals, synthetics, glass and scarce raw materials).