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Collecting and reusing used batteries and electrical/electronic equipment

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This video explains the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment, and shows how proper collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment and batteries makes it possible to recycle valuable raw materials and protect our natural resources. The video presents basic information on how the Austrian WEEE directive lays the groundwork for the recycling of waste batteries and electrical and electronic equipment, and covers topics like collection, reuse, recycling, disposal, and recovery of raw materials.

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Used equipment is a valuable resource

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The core message of the EAK’s waste consultancy award, known as the “Elektro-Nick” for short, is that “Austria’s raw materials aren’t rubbish” (“Österreichs Rohstoffe sind kein Müll”). Among the many wonderful submissions, a waste consultant from the Stadtwerke Kufstein public utility company won first prize with its short film.

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Saubermacher – Fluorescent lamp recycling

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This video describes a new process for recycling fluorescent lamps that Saubermacher have developed over the past few years. It can be used to recycle lamps of all kinds, as well as flat LCD screens. The raw materials obtained through this process, including scrap iron, glass, aluminium and copper, are processed and reused.

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Fire hazards from lithium ion batteries

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The following video shows how easily improper disposal of lithium ion batteries and block batteries can cause a fire.

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