After the dismantling of the hulls and electronic cards, everything will be manually separated and sent to different centers to recycle plastic and metals. The material will then be melted in order to be reinjected into the production industry of different products.
It still works? Do not discard the still functional material, give it away! You may disrespectfully consider your old CRT monitor as useless now, but if it still works, it could still be used by others. If nobody in your entourage is interested,
entrust it to a humanitarian association which will know how to dust it and to give it a new youth.
Standard LCD, LED or plasma screen, everything finds its way!
We list them according to their typology
Indeed, each screen contains separate components that will need different treatment solutions. For standard LCD's with backlighting, the main difficulty is to separate the fluorescent tubes that contain mercury, a toxic element for humans and the environment. Today we have not found better ways to extract and neutralize it than to do it manually. The fluorescent tubes containing mercury will go to a specialized company. As a rule, grinders will separate the glass from the powder that contains the mercury so that it is neutralized and eliminated.
100% of the computer components, whether obsolete or not, can be recovered and recycled.
The devices are recovered, dismantled and shredded, manually or using specialized machines. The recoverable fragments are recycled in the form of ferrous, non-ferrous metals, cables, plastics, etc.
Each type of material has its own specific use.
Metal parts will end in a smelter for scrap.
Ribbon and various cabling will be shipped to a subcontractor crusher that will separate rubber, copper and plastics.
Hard disks, CD-Rom, ZIP drive ... will also be reduced to powder to separate aluminum and other noble metals.
Computer cards have a more technical future to separate the various types of compounds (epoxy, noble metals, plastics, etc.). First, successive grindings will be necessary to reduce the cards to the 0.2 mm level. Then, density aspirators will successively separate the different compounds. Finally, chemistry will finish the separation for the recovery of the most noble metals.
Peripherals, namely printers and photocopiers of their extremely heterogeneous nature, will be cleaned up on our site, then treated by a mechanized recovery industry that, by use of cutting machines, will remove ferrous and non-ferrous elements to keep only plastics that will be redirected to the plastics industries.