Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that is not suitable for reuse is either manually de-manufactured or put through the process line.
Component parts from the de-manufacturing process that are not reusable are recycled. If items are unsuitable for de-manufacture they are shredded and the lower grade material output is also recycled.
Most electrical and electronic equipment is manufactured largely from plastics, metals and glass. These materials are baled and sent to re-processors in the UK and Europe.
Batteries, toner cartridges and circuit boards are recycled separately.