Elretur - Losseplads og elektronik

MORE REUSE – PFR

PfR is short for “Preparation for Reuse”. PfR will be one of the key concepts of the future. The acronym covers the next level of reuse. Namely, we take more discarded products out of the waste stream, repair them and put them back onto the market, saving the planet’s scarce resources and reducing our CO2 emissions.

Along with other actors, Elretur will establish two new so-called first treatment facilities in Eastern and Western Denmark in 2022. The facilities will optimise the way we identify and sort discarded electrical items that are suitable for reuse after repair, or where the components can be reused in new products. The facilities will put Denmark at the forefront of reuse in Europe.

Below, we will regularly provide information on the factors that are facilitating, complicating and putting into perspective our path towards PfR and more reuse.

PREPARATION FOR REUSE (PfR)

In order to increase the reuse of white goods, Elretur has launched a new strategy for Preparation for Reuse (PfR). This will support Denmark’s ambitions for a strong circular economy.

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Klimamodellen

REUSE DOUBLES CO2 SAVINGS COMPARED TO RECYCLING

COWI has developed a new climate calculator for Elretur, which shows that reuse of discarded electronics can lead to significant savings in CO2 emissions, mainly because it saves valuable and energy-intensive resources.

The potential savings from reusing electronics is equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions of about 20,000 Danes.

HANDING IN FOR REUSE IS SAFE IN REGARD TO DATA

Both citizens and businesses may be nervous about handing in used electronic equipment for reuse because mobile phones, computers etc. may contain sensitive personal information. But in Denmark, the reuse system is safe to use. Having said that, it is important to dispose of old electronic equipment properly.

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Genbrug

ILLEGAL CABLE CUTTING PREVENTS REUSE OF ELECTRICAL WASTE

We could repair and reuse far more discarded electrical products if only their power cables had not been cut off. It is illegal to cut off the cables of reusable products, but it is still widely done.

REUSING IN COOPERATION WITH ELRETUR

Elretur has signed agreements with several repair companies who reuse products in cooperation with Elretur. The aim is to increase the reuse of electronic waste.

Elretur og vores partnere arbejder for mere genbrug af elektronikaffald