Russia's largest project for recycling of household appliances launched in Мoscow

Russia's largest project for the permanent collection, recycling and further processing of household appliances and electronics has launched on the territory of Moscow and the Moscow region, the press service of Department of investment and industrial policy told to Interfax on Thursday.

"The project in Moscow and the Moscow region will unite more than 200 collection points, three processing plants and a transparent system of accounting for all types of recycled equipment. In the medium term, the volume of utilization of equipment collected in the capital region can reach 4 thousand tons annually”, - the Agency interlocutor said.

He explained that within the framework of the project, more than 200 retail stores such as M. Video, Eldorado, as well as digital salons m_mobile will accept any household appliances and electronics from a refrigerator and washing machine to a smartphone, iron or TV for free. The service of removal of large household appliances with subsequent disposal is also available. In the future, disposal can be ordered as a separate service.

The equipment collected in Moscow as part of the project will be sent to a high-tech complex for deep processing of electronic waste under the management of ECOPOLIS Corporation, which includes three plants. Initially, the equipment gets to the plant Ecotechprom, where it is disassembled into components and sorted. Sorted and crushed Ecotechprom body plastics are transferred for further processing at the ECOPLAST site, and printed circuit boards and non – ferrous metals-at the plant Aurus. Products of ecological processing of three sites are secondary plastic granules ABS, PS, PP, copper cathode, scrap of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

"It is expected that the number of delivered equipment will be significant in Moscow. It is important that the processing can be carried out quickly – Ecoplast enterprise, which is managed by JSC ECOPOLIS, began its work in August 2019 in the SEZ Technopolis Moscow. Ecoplast is a resident of SEZ Technopolis Moscow, so it receives benefits from the Government of Moscow in the form of reduced taxation”,- said Alexander Prokhorov, the head of the Department of investment and industrial policy of Moscow.