E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet. With the proliferation of devices and billions more expected to be generated by mobility/cloud/Internet-of-Things trends, it is clear this is a challenge that that will continue for many years to come. Compounding this is the complexity surrounding recycling electronics: multiple certifications, EH&S issues, local/state/country level regulations, transboundary movement, and more.
Most electronics recyclers handle disassembly and shredding of material they receive. That generates multiple material commodity streams in an unrefined form. Those commodities are then sent to a downstream partner for refinement and resale. Recyclers commonly have dozens of these downstreams they send this material to and every kilogram of that material has to be tracked and accounted for all the way to final disposition.
TES works with our clients to simplify this landscape. For most material streams we are a closed-loop solution meaning the plastics, metals, and other commodity streams are processed and refined in a TES facility by TES employees. We have compliance expertise in all 20+ countries we operate in which allows us to effectively navigate the patchwork of local and international legislation that continues to evolve.