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Shredders meet CENELEC standards

Pentane and CFCs are recovered with more than 90 percent purity

In Germany, several million old refrigerators are disposed of every year. However, many of them are still foamed with CFCs and, if not treated properly, pose a hazard to the environment as the substances attack the ozone layer. For this reason, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization CENELEC has issued EN 50574:2012 with extensions 50574:2014 and 50574:2015, which regulates the disposal of old cooling appliances and has already been accepted as a DIN standard in Germany.

Erdwich Zerkleinerungssysteme GmbH has therefore already designed its cooling appliance recycling plants to meet the requirements of the European standard...