In response to the extended producer responsibility, promote zero waste, and to solve serious pollution problems caused by WEEE, E&E Recycling was established in August 1998 by 12 major home appliance manufacturers as Taiwan’s first licensed recycling plant and Asia’s first professionally operated WEEE treatment plant. E&E Recycling can handle end-of-life electrical and electronic waste safely and environmentally, and hence able to avoid the negative environmental impact and harm caused by random dismantling and disposal.
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E&E Recycling adheres to the vision of “resource recycling, urban mining, and sustainable use”. Wasted home appliances and IT products are transformed into valuable resources through E&E Recycling’s physical process. Not only does E&E Recycling demonstrate extended producer responsibility, but is also the pioneer in practicing circular economy in Taiwan.
Linking up the green supply chain to create circular value for WEEE
E&E Recycling has now achieved a recycling rate of more than 85%. The recycled materials such as iron, copper, aluminum and plastics recovered from wasted home appliances and waste IT products can be reused by the upstream manufactures. E&E Recycling also assists the manufactures to implement green design solutions such as material labeling, easy dismantlement and recycling solutions, which further strengthen resource recycling and sustainable value of materials.
- By the end of 2018, E&E Recycling has treated more than 872 million wasted home appliances and 807 million wasted IT products.
- Resource retrieved are iron 171,000 T, copper 16,800 T, aluminum 7,500 T and plastics 65,000 T. Achieved benefits include energy saving, carbon reduction, resource sustainability and environmental conservation.