Visiting this website, and all sites operated by the Stena Metall Group, is subject to the terms described below. This also applies to all websites, applications, and services that carry references or links to our cookie information.
This site contains so-called cookies. The information collected and stored through the normal use of Stena Metall websites is used to ensure website functionality, improve user experience, integrate with social media and show relevant ads based on your interests.
Most browsers have a default setting that accepts cookies. You can easily deny Stena Metall Group websites from storing cookies on your computer by changing the settings on your web browser to block or delete them. Instructions about how to do this will be in your browser and can be found by using the help function.
Additional information regarding personal data, consent, data requests and much more can be found under Privacy Information. You can read all about this when you have given cookie consent when accessing this website.
Today, the rare earth metals in your computer, smartphone and other products are not recycled. Stena Metall participates in the new EU project REE4EU where we are looking for new sustainable recycling solutions.
Today, rare earth metals such as neodymium and dysprosium in your computer, smartphone and other products aren't recycled. But they’ll be needed to build the electronics you’ll want tomorrow.
There are no sustainable recycling solutions within EU. Stena Metall participates in the new EU project REE4EU, financed by the EU Commission via Horizon 2020, where we are looking for new sustainable recycling solutions.
“We are looking at methods for improving the supply of these metals,” says Christer Forsgren, who heads environmental and technological operations at the Stena Metall Group. “Old smartphones and other small electronic devices are typically put away in dresser drawers, or even worse, thrown out with the trash and incinerated, and when that happens the metals are gone for good.”
China dominate the virgin resources and production. The EU has issued a warning that the short supply of rare metals can affect the industry and even hinder the development of new, green technologies.
REE4EU is focused on implementation, pilot plants and commercial solutions. Companies, academia and recycling companies are all involved in the project consortium.
The picture shows neodymium magnets from end of life hard disk drives, separated in a pilot process at Stena Nordic Recycling Center in Halmstad.
Read more at the REE4EU web site: www.ree4eu.eu