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The Ecopolis Corporation is the only e-waste processing plant complex in Russia. Implementing the cyclical economy principles, the company is at the forefront of the cyclical economy development in Russia.
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.
The Ecopolis Corporation was founded in 2017. In three years, a unique technological infrastructure was built from scratch to process multicomponent and toxic waste of electronic and electrical equipment. The company's motto is the aphorism by D.I. Mendeleev: "There is no waste, only unused raw materials." Among the Ecopolis corporation strategic goals are the preservation of Russia's natural resources, the formation of an ecological utilization culture in Russia and the development of civilized processing industry standards.

When a business implements IPP projects, the city receives local production, goods at a reduced price, and a tax base increase. Moscow creates favorable conditions for import substitution and production of products with high added value and export potential.
ECOTECHPROM PLANT
The equipment is sorted, disassembled, crushed and separated into fractions.

Ecotechprom is the first link in the Ecopolis corporation processing chain, it is the largest industrial enterprise in Russia and the CIS. Here electronic waste is disassembled into components, crushed and sorted. The plant capacity is 75,000 tons a year.
YOU CAN HAND OVER YOUR EQUIPMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DISPOSAL AT ANY M.VIDEO OR ELDORADO STORE IN MOSCOW AND THE MOSCOW REGION. FROM THERE, ALL THE COLLECTED EQUIPMENT WILL BE SENT FOR PROCESSING TO THE ECOPOLIS CORPORATION PLANTS.
ECOPLAST PLANT
The plant is located in the Technopolis Moscow Special Economic Zone.

It uses plastics to produce recycled plastic ABS, PS, PP granules, that are raw materials for new equipment parts, automotive industry, etc.

Ecoplast is the only enterprise in Russia implementing the technology to separate the housing plastics mix from electronics and electrical equipment on an industrial scale. This allows the plant to obtain high quality products and modify them at the request of the buyer. The plant capacity is 14,000 tons a year.
85-95%
OF MATERIALS OBTAINED FROM RECYCLED EQUIPMENT RETURN TO THE ECONOMY AS SECONDARY RAW MATERIALS THANKS TO THE ECOPOLIS CORPORATION
AURUS NGO
The company recycles printboards and scrap copper producing copper cathodes and precious metals.

Aurus is a unique Russian enterprise deeply processing printboard scrap. The plant is ready to ensure the recycling of all the printboard waste generated in Russia. Thanks to this, valuable resources will not have to be exported abroad. The plant processing capacity is up to 14,000 tons of printboards and 20,000 tons of copper scrap a year.
Ilya Fedorov
Head of Government Communications, Ecopolis Corporation:
"To make the complex work even more effective, in our opinion, it is necessary to stimulate an increase in the share of secondary material resources (SMR) in the economic turnover and to involve business entities in closed-loop economic models. For this purpose, we suggest introducing a system of eco-ratings and eco-labels. For example, the products manufactured using a certain BMP share would receive a special eco-label. In turn, the manufacturers and retailers of these goods would receive a special eco-rating, which will provide them with certain preferences, such as preferential rates on loans, subsidies or tax benefits from the state, etc. Thus, more and more actors will be involved in the closed-loop economy, which will be beneficial both from an economic and environmental point of view".
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