GreenWEEE, the Romanian company market leader in the industry of electrical and electronic waste recycling, has completed its third recycling plant. Investing 15 million euro in cutting-edge recycling equipment, the company, which has been operating in Buzau since 2009 and in Câmpia Turzii since 2017, is increasing its capacity by 40 percent.
The new plant offers an integrated solution for the recycling of refrigerators and other household and industrial electronics, with a focus on the recovery of hazardous substances, including oils, refrigerants, and expanders.
GreenWEEE can recycle one million refrigerators a year, with over 98 percent of the materials recovered and reintegrated into the economy. With the start of the new processing lines, GreenWEEE’s total recycling capacity reaches 140,000 tons per year.
The new investment, located on the premises of Frasinu industrial platform in Buzău, also includes a 35,000 sqm expansion of the production and logistics area, as well as the establishment of a parking lot equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles and one for trucks. Additionally, a modern office space has been developed, operating efficiently and sustainably due to an advanced system of air conditioning, heating, and air filtration.
Marius Costache, CEO of GreenWEEE, stated: “In a global context where over 50 million tons of electronic waste are generated annually, it is evident that we need a solution to address this complex issue. Our investment is not just a financial commitment but a fundamental element of GreenGroup’s plan to advance the circular economy throughout Europe. Given the often-hazardous nature of e-waste, we have allocated significant resources for the implementation of advanced technologies, as well as for ensuring traceability of the process and material recovery, facilitating their reintroduction into the economic cycle.”
The investment project is part of the GreenGroup development strategy, aligned with Abris’s vision, aiming to expand and consolidate its position as a leader in the circular economy in Central Europe. Abris Capital Partners is the main private equity investor specializing in ESG transformation in Central Europe and aims to develop portfolio companies into regional champions.
The electric and electronic waste recycled by GreenWEEE is collected from the local market, from economic operators authorized to take over the responsibility of the producer, retailers of electronics and appliances, sanitation companies, collectors, as well as through contracts with large producers.