Recovery and recycling options for white goods

About 75% of the 400,000 tonnes of domestic appliances discarded in the UK each year are processed by fragmentisers and a proportion of this, mainly metal, is recycled, according to a Warren Spring Laboratory (WSL) study.1 Design to ease dismantling could boost the recycling and refurbishment rate. WSL also recommends a funding mechanism to pay for CFC removal from insulation foam.

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