Ecocycle buys first AI-powered mercury-safe technology
October 8, 2019
Ecocycle has acquired the first automated ‘mercury-safe’ flat screen recycling machine from Irish firm FPD Recycling, as Australia’s e-waste challenges mount.
The FDP PRO is a fully automated recycling system that can safely and efficiently recycle flat panel displays, including televisions, monitors and laptops.
It can depollute up to 60 displays in an hour and features a state-of-the-art filtration system to protect workers from exposure to mercury, lead and other hazardous materials.
Driven by artificial intelligence technology, the FDP PRO has fixed operation costs and transforms the recycling of flat panels into a more profitable business, while providing environmental and economic benefits.
This new technology enables greater process speeds of up to 1.2 tonnes per hour and recovery rates of more than 80 per cent.
Tackling Australia’s e-waste problem
The arrival of this new recycling technology comes amid Australia’s worsening electronic waste problem.
E-waste is growing three times faster than general waste in Australia, according to Sustainability Victoria.
The rising tide of e-waste is largely driven by our love of electronics, whether it’s mobile phones, laptops, appliances and other electronic devices.
To tackle this serious environmental threat, Victoria introduced a ban on dumping e-waste into landfill earlier this year, while South Australia has previously strengthened e-waste laws.
Driving recycling forward
As e-waste regulations tighten across the country, Ecocycle is ready to take on increased levels of e-waste with the help of its new and existing technologies.
Ecocycle is one of Australia’s most experienced e-waste recyclers, as well as the leading mercury waste recycler across Australasia.
Ecocycle and FPD Recycling are committed to providing efficient low-risk solutions for recycling e-waste through continued research and development.
To learn more, you can find information about our commercial-scale e-waste recycling services here.