Usually more than 90 % of the large equipment consist of metals. Hence, their recycling process is relatively easy.
Most of the equipment is crushed into tiny pieces so that the materials can be demerged and sorted with different technologies.
Old freezers and refrigerators might contain gases like CFC and HFC that can depleat the ozone layer and are therefore been later prohibited. Elker's partner Cool Finland Oy processes these gases and oils are separated from the equipment and safely delivered to a special waste unit.
79 % of the materials of refrigerators can be utilized straight as material, 17 % is utilized as energy and 4 % go to waste disposal.