Josef Tapper, CEO of Recipo talks about becoming the circularity partner for the electronics industry by working with plastics. In the interview Josef highlights how a Producer Responsibility Organization for electronics decided to close the loop for plastic from electronic products by becoming the first in the world to open its own Plastic Recycling plant.

This case is part of the Circular Electronics Day 2021 best practices series. Multiple organizations stand behind this initiative that takes place on January 24 with the aim to encourage organizations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to electronics.

What does a circularity partner like Recipo do?

Short version; a circularity partner manages an electronics manufacturer’s products in our end-of-life; from collection, sorting, recycling to manufacturing of plastic pellets from recycled materials.

Through our subsidiary “Recipo Material”, we sort and recycle plastic waste from electronics and manufacture high grade recycled plastic pellets, for electronics manufacturers of new electronic equipment. Our recycling system helps the electronics industry to become more circular.

By administering and managing the process for extended producer responsibility for electronics and batteries on behalf of our customers, we are also a national collection system across Sweden, Norway and Denmark. With control of our customers’ electronic waste streams, Recipo ensures a steady supply and management of materials for recycling.