Verwertung von Elektronikschrott. Stand der Technik, Forschungs- und Technologiebedarf. Abschlußbericht
The realization of the regulation for the recycling of electronic scrap requires not only the provision of the necessary logistics but also innovative technologies for the recycling of electronic equipment and the use of the secondary raw material in industry. It was the objective of this study to show the state of the current technology for recycling electronic scrap, to identify problems that may occur in getting the regulation into operation and to specify the need for research and technology in this field. The greatest difficulties that can be expected are the recycling of printed circuit boards, plastics and CRT-screens. There are indeed several innovative technical solutions being developed and tested, however the capacities for recycling the 25,000 tons of printed circuit boards scrap, 5 mio CRT-screens and 300,000 tons of plastic scrap are far from being suffic ient. These capacity gaps can only be closed gradually in view of the time necessary to get recycling plants licensed and also the need for technical development.