Tetronics Ltd., a U.K.-based supplier of direct current (DC) plasma waste recovery plants for treating hazardous waste and metal recovery, has won the National Recycling Awards 2012 in the category Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycler of the Year. According to the orgnaizers, these awards recognize excellence in all parts of the waste hierarchy and in all sections of the industry.
The National Recycling Awards, hosted by Materials Recycling Weekly, is an annual awards program that seeks to reward and support the efforts of local authorities and councils, as well as the construction and retail sectors.
Tetronics won The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycler of the Year category in recognition for the development of its patented plasma treatment of electrical scrap. The UN Environment Programme estimates the total global waste generated from electronics at around 50 million metric tons per year.
In receiving the award, Stephen Davies, CEO for Tetronics, says, “We are delighted to be recognized by the National Recycling Awards, which rewards innovation and excellence in recycling. We are pleased that the compelling benefits of our plasma solution for electrical waste processing clearly stands out – with its ability to generate the highest levels of precious metal recovery from e-waste, while also destroying any hazardous organic material that may be present. Our technology is one of the tools allowing sustainable urban mining to become a reality.”
The process chemistry in Tetronics’ plasma recovery technology is designed to separate and recover the material in electronic scrap while destroying any hazardous components. The remaining material is vitrified into an inert, safe reusable product called Plasmarok, in a single processing step, according the the company.
More information about Tetronics is available from Kate Colclough by phoning 011-44-0-1793-238-500 or by visiting www.tetronics.com.