Sweden – Boliden AB has officially opened its latest US$ 181 million electronics recycling facility at the RÃ¶nnskÃ¤r copper smelter. Inaugurated by Swedish Minister for the Environment Lena Ek, this heavy investment is said to increase the smelter’s capacity to 120 000 tonnes per year.
The reason behind this development is the growing availability of electronic scrap due to the on-going popularity of electronic devices, shorter product life-cycles and harsher e-waste legislation, points out Boliden’s CEO and President Lennart Evrell. ‘A growing share of the metal production will originate from recycling,’ he explains. ‘With this project, Boliden combines high environmental performance with good business returns.’
The project started in 2010 and the smelting of electronic material began as planned in January this year. ‘This expansion takes advantage of our extensive experience in recycling electronics and enhances our competitive position in a growing market,’ adds Roger Sundqvist, General Manager at RÃ¶nnskÃ¤r.
Boliden currently employs approximately 4500 people and records an annual turnover of around US$ 5.7 billion.
For more information, visit: www.boliden.com
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