The world’s largest recycling plant has opened in Dubai. Smartphones and military equipment can be destroyed

All large companies and countries of the world pay great attention to waste recycling.

This trend could not remain unnoticed in the field of electronics. Apple, for example, has a robot that can extract valuable parts from an iPhone by itself.

But this is rather an exception to the rule. Basically, manufacturers need a place where they can safely dispose of any type of e-waste, and the company Enviroserve there is such.

She built The Recycling Hub, the world’s largest e-waste recycling plant in Dubai.

The plant can process 100 thousand tons of waste per year

The Recycling Hub has an area of ​​over 26 thousand square meters. Enviroserve provides recycling services for all electronic waste, including industrial, commercial and military.

At the factory you can safely destroy smartphones, tablets, computers, batteries, air conditioners, household appliances and even military equipment.

The Recycling Hub has equipment for recycling aerosol cans and light bulbs.

Also, The Recycling Hub is the only plant in the UAE that can recycle refrigerant. This substance is often used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

All this makes The Recycling Hub not only a unique plant in the UAE, but also in the world.

It can process 100 thousand tons of waste per year. Of these, 39,000 tons are e-waste, which Enviroserve says is a world record.

Enviroserve collects e-waste across Africa

The Recycling Hub has enough capacity to recycle e-waste not only from the UAE, but also from all countries of Africa and the Middle East.

Enviroserve works with national governments, international companies, and equipment manufacturers.

In particular, the factory recycles Nespresso, EPSON and Lenovo gadgets.

The Middle East and Africa is nothing like The Recycling Hub in terms of size, power and complexity. It is truly a game changer and many international companies have been eagerly awaiting its launch.

Stuart Fleming, CEO of Enviroserve

Due to its location, many companies have resolved the issue of waste disposal. Previously, there were no such factories in the Middle East, and equipment manufacturers had to export e-waste to other countries.

Disposal of e-waste is one of the biggest challenges in the world

According to experts, in 2019 all over the world were created 50 million tons of e-waste… This is the total weight of all gadgets and components that users threw away.

Less than 20% of waste is recycled… The rest remains in landfills around the world.

Some e-waste is very hazardous because it contains harmful substances.

For example, any computer processor contains lead, beryllium, and cadmium.

IPhones contain many precious and hazardous metals such as cobalt and tin.

Therefore, it is important to dispose of the devices correctly, but today this is very difficult to cope with, largely due to the lack of factories with specialized equipment for the processing of electronic waste.


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