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Governance and compliance

European Cleaning Machines Recycling (ECMR) constantly strives to dismantle its products that are returned to it, whilst at the same time respecting the environment, investing in the development of sustainable solutions and technologies, seeking materials that can easily be dismantled and recycled for reuse, and thereby ensuring that the entire production process has a low environmental impact on the sustainability of recycled raw materials.

The transportation, loading and handling of cleaning machines and equipment is optimised as far as possible, and is organised in as sustainable a manner as possible to reduce CO2 emissions. Whilst machines and equipment are returned for processing at the end of their lives, ECMR guarantees sustainable working methods whereby both resources and methods are used to their full advantage for creating renewed energy sources, and can be adjusted independently for the manufacturing of new products, thereby preventing unnecessary waste elimination.  

Thanks to the procedures laid down for the dismantling and recycling carried out by ECMR, as well as separation of the different components, an optimum result is always expected to achieve the maximum reuse of products, and it offers maximum performance, by separating the parts and components for recycling preparation and minimising waste flows.

 

 

 

“WE DISMANTLE, RECYCLE AND UPCYCLE”

By evaluating the environmental impact on the uses of recycled product with reusable raw materials correctly, we dismantle and recycle the materials that are to be reused.

- ABS parts 100% recyclable/upcycle
- Aluminium parts 100% recyclable 
- Electrical cables 96% recyclable
- Electrical components/motors 69% recyclable 
- Ferrous metals 100% recyclable
- Galvanised metals 100% recyclable
- Plastic/rubber 84% recyclable/upcycle 
- Polycarbonate 100% recyclable/upcycle 
- Polyethylene 92% recyclable/upcycle 
- Batteries 100% recyclable/reuse

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COMPLIANCE

 

1. TRANSPORTATION 

- Optimisation of material loading capacity 

- Rationalisation of transportation (combining modes of transport)

 

2. DISMANTLING, RECYCLING, UPCYCLING

- To promote the reuse of recyclable materials  

- Development of sustainable technologies into improvement models for reuse  

- Rationalisation of components (separation of materials)

 

3. MANUFACTURING 

- ISO14001:2004 certified manufacturing and processing 

- ISO 26000 certified embedded in the CSR performance ladder 

- Simplification of dismantling actions  

- Verification of correct absorption and renewed areas of application for reuse of materials 

 

4. REUSE  

- Identification of the ideal dismantling procedures  

- Use of sustainable technologies into improvement models

 

5. DISPOSAL 

- Minimisation of finished materials and waste flow disposal

- Records relevant details and provides reports in accordance with applicable legislation and regulations  

 

6. CERTIFICATION OF MACHINE USE  

- Provides certificate of declarations relating to history of machine type and use of processing  

 

7. FACILITATING

- Connects market partners and stakeholders to optimisation from and to sustainable solutions to promote ecological benefits to circular enterprise,

 

 

1. LEGAL REFERENCES

In the following paragraphs, we will inform you how the dismantling of each component of the machine and equipment, based on its composition, is separated for recycling in accordance with the relevant European directives in force in each individual country. 

 

The directives in force regarding recycling of materials are:   

• Directive 08/98/EC of the Council of the European Community on waste  

• Directive 91/156/EEC of the Council of the European Community on non-hazardous waste 

 

According to the aforementioned directives, the waste substances must be used in a useful manner in one of the following ways:

• R1 Used principally as a fuel or other means of generating energy  

• R2 Solvent reclamation/regeneration  

• R3 Recycling/reclamation of organic substances that are not defined as solvents  

• R4 Recycling/reclamation of metals and metal compounds  

• R5 Recycling/reclamation of other inorganic materials  

• R6 Regeneration of acids or bases  

• R7 Recovery of components used for reducing contaminants  

• R8 Recovery of components from catalysts 

• R9 Oil re-refining or other components of recyclable oil

• R10 Land treatment usage for the benefit of agriculture or ecological improvement  

• R11 Use of waste substances obtained from one of the implementing directives numbered under [R1] to [R10]

• R12 Exchange of waste substances for subjecting to any of the operations under implementing directives numbered [R1] to [R11]  

• R13 Storage of waste substances pending one of the implementing directives numbered under [R1] to [R12] (including temporary storage prior to collection on the site where it is dismantled)  

 

 

CONTENTS: 

2.1 ABS components 

2.2 Aluminium components 

2.3 Electrical cables 

2.4 Electrical components/motors 

2.5 Ferrous metal components 

2.6 Galvanised metal components 

2.7 Plastic/rubber-based components 

2.8 Polycarbonate components 

2.9 Polyethylene components 

2.10 Batteries

 

2. MATERIALS THAT MAKE UP THE DISMANTLING FOR RECYCLING, REUSE AND UPCYCLING

 

2.1 ABS COMPONENTS

This category includes all components made for bodywork or guards in ABS.  For example: dispensers, vacuums, pressure washers and dashboards.

THESE ARE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:  

• Stored with material identification, processing and separation of any extraneous pollutants [R13]

 TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE:  

• Secondary raw materials in usually commercialised forms

 

2.2  ALUMINIUM COMPONENTS

All components of the machines constructed out of aluminium and its alloys belong to this category.  For example: nozzle, nozzle systems and single disc machine steering columns.  

THESE ARE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:

• Stored with material identification, processing and separation of any pollutants [R13]

• Direct reclamation for the metalworking industry [R4] 

• Storage for the elimination of extraneous substances [R13] 

TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE:  

• Secondary raw material for the metalworking industry

• Aluminium alloys in usually commercialised forms  

 

 

2.3 ELECTRICAL CABLES 

This category includes all cables that run along the machines and are composed of copper conductors covered with heatproof plastic covers.  

THESE ARE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING IN THE FOLLOWING WAY: 

• Stored and processed to remove the plastic insulation Grinding and granulation of the rubber, granulation of the metal for regeneration in the metalworking industry [R13]

TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE: 

• Direct reclamation for the metalworking industry [R4]

• Plastic and rubber raw materials in usually commercialised forms

• Copper and lead in usually commercialised forms 

 

2.4. ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS/MOTORS

This category includes: the suction power of the motors, brush motors, traction motors, actuators and printboards. 

THESE ARE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING IN THE FOLLOWING WAY: 

• Stored with identification, processing and separation of any pollutants [R13]

• Dismantling for separation of the reusable components (copper from the actuators, metals from the body and plastics from the covers)  

TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE: 

• What is specified in the individual equipment descriptions for the separate materials

 

2.5 FERROUS METAL COMPONENTS 

All components of the machines made up of a metallic material painted in grey or black belong to this category. For example: the frame, chassis and the nozzle support. 

THESE ARE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING IN THE FOLLOWING WAY: 

• Direct reclamation for the metalworking industry [R4]

• Storage for the elimination of extraneous substances [R13]  

TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE:

• Ferrous metals or alloys in usually commercialised forms  

• Inorganic ferrous salts (acid residue ions) in usually commercialised forms  

• Secondary raw materials for the metalworking industry

 

2.6 GALVANISED METAL COMPONENTS

This category refers to all parts of the machines made up of metallic material coated with zinc, burnishing or nickel.  For example: levers, pulleys and shafts.  

THESE ARE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING IN THE FOLLOWING WAY: 

• Direct reclamation for the metalworking industry [R4] 

• Storage for the elimination of extraneous substances [R13]  

TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE:

• Ferrous metals or alloys in usually commercialised forms 

• Inorganic ferrous salts (acid residue ions) in usually commercialised forms 

• Secondary raw materials for the metalworking industry

 

2.7 PLASTIC/RUBBER-BASED COMPONENTS

Components made of rubber or its derivatives belong to this category. For example: handles, guards and engine crankcases.  

THESE ARE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING IN THE FOLLOWING WAY: 

• Reclamation for the rubber industry for compatible mixes [R3]  

• Reclamation in the production of bitumen [R3] 

• Storage for the elimination of extraneous foreign substances [R13]   

TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE:

• Products in rubber in usually commercialised forms  

• Bitumen and fenders in usually commercialised forms

 

 

2.8 POLYCARBONATE COMPONENTS  

All components made of polycarbonate belong to this category.  For example: dispenser plates, windows, bezels, lighting caps and dashboard fixtures.  

THESE ARE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING IN THE FOLLOWING WAY: 

• Stored with material identification, processing and separation of any extraneous pollutants [R13]

TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE:

• Secondary raw materials in usually commercialised forms

 

 

2.9 POLYETHYLENE COMPONENTS 

All components made of polyethylene belong to this category.  For example: the fuel tanks, water tanks and bodywork of some machinery and equipment. 

THESE ARE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING IN THE FOLLOWING WAY: 

• Stored with material identification, processing and separation of any extraneous pollutants [R13]

TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE: 

• Secondary raw materials in usually commercialised forms

 

2.10 BATTERIES 

This category of machine components is made up of hazardous substances.  

THESE WILL BE DISMANTLED AND SEPARATED FOR RECYCLING AND/OR REUSE IN THE FOLLOWING WAY: 

• Stored for reuse of residual capacity > 50% (R1) 

• Complete component for reuse in ecosystems (R1)  

• Secondary assembly for reuse [R4] – [R7]

TO OBTAIN FOR ECONOMIC REUSE: 

• Direct reclamation for the energy industry

• Direct reclamation for the metalworking industry 

 

 

3. CERTIFICATIONS

3.1 QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT

ISO 14001-2004
This official recognition guarantees that the environmental impact of the business is being kept under stringent control, with an ongoing commitment to reduce this.

 

3.2 POLICY AND STRUCTURE 

ISO 26000
Monitors the organisation's performance in relation to the society in which it operates and its impact on the environment, as well as measuring its overall performance and its ability to continue operating effectively, both internally and externally. 

 

4 MEMBERSHIPS

4.1 CSR NETHERLANDS (MVO NEDERLAND)  

CSR Netherlands is the Centre of Excellence for Dutch & European companies that are constantly striving towards corporate social responsibility. Over 2000 companies in the Netherlands are affiliated with this networking organisation.

 

4.2 DUTCH WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION  

The platform for promoting the full range of industrial, commercial, governmental and public interests related to waste management.  Conducts research and lobbies for a healthy and balanced business climate in the Netherlands and Europe and promotes efficient, practical and sustainable waste management.

 

4.3 ISSA (The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association) 

A leading global association that promotes the interests for the cleaning industry, and constantly professionalises all levels of the hygiene market and facilitates sustainable collaborations in this regard.

 

4.4 NIWO NEDERLAND (National & International Road Transport Organisation) 

The NIWO grants licenses to the Dutch transportation sector and aims to promote the proper functioning of the market in the domestic and cross-border carriage of goods by road.

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