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Welcome to El-Kretsen’s Sustainability Library! On this website, we have compiled facts and statistics that relate to our collection of WEEE and batteries. You will also find articles discussing different aspects of sustainability and development. This is, in short, a forum for issues that relate to our environment – from a personal, local perspective to the larger global perspective.
What does a battery contain?
Batteries come in many different shapes and sizes. There are those that can be used for one cycle, and also rechargeable variants. What the battery contains depends on the type of battery it is, and there is a big difference between how the different types work and how they later are recycled.
From WEEE to New Metals – What happens inside the Smelting Plant Rönnskärsverken?
Virtually all metals can be recovered, and we strive for the highest possible material recovery rate. As producing new metals is an immensely energy-intense procedure, this is where we stand to make the greatest environmental gain.
Conflict Minerals and Environmental Hazards
Our complex electronic products are made up of many different materials, all with their own unique properties. But sourcing these metals through mining is extremely energy-consuming and results in mining waste – 100 million tonnes per year in Sweden alone.
Theme: Electronics are Plastics
Electronics are plastic and plastic is oil. How do we handle the challenge that more and more electronics products largely consist of plastic?
Theme: Precious Metals
Urban mining, conflict minerals and world-leading metal recycling in Boliden. This is how unusual metals are extracted, used and recycled in our electrical gadgets.