Hungarian waste management company AKSD Kft on Monday inaugurated a facility capable of disassembling 2,000 tonnes of waste electronic equipment a year.
The facility is in Debrecen, northeast Hungary.
Under an EU directive, all member states must collect at least 4 kilograms of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) per capita by 2009. Between 50% and 80% of this waste, depending on the type, must be recycled. The cost of collection and recycling is covered by electronics manufacturers, which usually pay another party to coordinate the activity.