and domestic cooling appliances such as refrigeration, vending machines, air conditioning, cold rooms and composite insulated panels from demolition works. The eSynergy WEEE facility located just outside of Melton Mowbray operates a bespoke system for the recycling of commercial refrigeration equipment for the large supermarket chains and wholesalers, domestic refrigeration and composite insulated panels presenting hazardous properties to the recycling industry. This system is the first of its type in the Europe, capable of treating this equipment through an `intrinsically safe` process (a recently implemented requirement for Hydrocarbon containing refrigeration equipment).
The sector, being of significant importance to global environmental protection, is highly regulated. The primary source of regulation in this area is the EU WEEE Directive which was given effect in the UK by the WEEE Regulations (2007). The WEEE Directive introduced many changes to the sector, for example the requirement for the `producer` to fund the collection and recovery of WEEE. Central to this legislation is the requirement that systems for the treatment of WEEE must use best available treatment recovery and recycling techniques (BATRRT). It is here that eSynergy have innovated, developing mechanical and thermal treatment and recycling systems for specific types of WEEE.
Our innovative process for recycling these types of hazardous wastes represents `Best Available Technology`. Commercial refrigeration units and composite insulated panels are subject to the same ‘standards’ of gas recovery technology used when recycling domestic refrigerators.