The Ecopolis Corporation consists of three enterprises linked by a raw material chain. The technological process is designed in such a way that the maximum amount of materials obtained from recycled equipment would return to the economy.
The waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) group is the fastest growing and yet one of the most dangerous. According to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, 53.6 m tons of WEEE were generated worldwide in 2019! The cost of raw materials contained in this volume of used equipment reaches 57 bn USD. Such waste is just a wellspring of secondary material resources. After processing, they can be used as raw materials to produce new devices, automotive parts, building materials, etc.
But in order to get as much useful fractions as possible from such waste during processing, a complex technological chain and modern equipment are needed. A technological and innovative solution to the WEEE ecological processing is the Ecopolis corporation processing complex. Each of its plants specializes in one area, but together they form a complete cycle of electronics recycling, which fully fits into the paradigm of the closed-loop economy.
The cyclical economy tends towards waste-free production and implies the circulation of materials during production and consumption. It involves the recovery and reuse of resources that are returned to production. Thus, the product disposal methods must be developed even before the product is created. The cyclical economy helps to reduce waste, save non-renewable natural resources, and solve the overproduction problem.
In Russia, the closed-loop economy is still developing, and the Ecopolis corporation, engaged in the processing of waste electronic and electrical equipment, is at its forefront.