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Swindon recycling firm nets top award
10:17am Friday 6th July 2012 in News
A SWINDON-BASED company has won a national award for recycling.
Tetronics Ltd, a market leader in hazardous waste and metal recovery supplies, won the National Recycling Award for the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycler of the Year. The awards recognise excellence in all parts of the waste hierarchy and in all sections of the industry, with awards ranging from waste minimisation to best recycled product.
Tetronics won the award in recognition for its development of patented plasma treatment of electrical wastes.
The UN Environment Programme estimates the total global waste generated from electronics at 50 million tonnes per year.
Stephen Davies, CEO for Tetronics, said: “We are delighted to be recognised 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.”