Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe

Presentation of the project

The overall objective of the project was to increase the competitiveness of the company ELEKTRO RECYCLING, s. r. o. through the purchase of new innovative technology for metal sorting from electrical and electronic equipment.

The aim of the project was to purchase technological equipment for sorting of output metal fractions originating from the existing process of waste electrical and electronic equipment treatment, which differ mainly in colour and contain impurities as a third component that must be separated.

The project implementation was directly linked to the market requirement within the entire territory of the Slovak Republic, as well as the requirements resulting from the legislation of the Slovak Republic and of the European Union. The European Waste Directive 2008/98/EC and Article 2(5) of Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on Waste sets out the conditions for the implementation of measures under which the end-of-waste status may occur in the recycling process and when waste may become a raw material.

With the purchase of technological equipment for metal sorting it would be possible to reach the end-of-waste status in the company’s operation pursuant to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 715/2013 and Council Regulation (EU) No. 333/2011.

With the current technological equipment, it was not possible to reach such output fractions purity as to comply with the above-listed legislative requirements, due to which valuable raw materials are lost instead of being re-used for the manufacturing of new products.

The company ELEKTRO RECYCLING s. r. o. is extremely interested in increasing the volume of output products with a higher added value and, hence, the rate of recycling and recovery as well as the share of raw materials on the output side. This can only be achieved by using state-ofthe- art innovative technologies ensuring not only waste treatment and recycling, but also waste recovery.

The project aims to increase the company’s competitiveness through the purchase of technological equipment for optical metal sorting in order to ensure an increased rate of electrical waste treatment and to achieve the end-of-waste status for the different types of output metals.

The project implementation is directly linked to the market requirement within the entire territory of the Slovak Republic, as well as the requirements resulting from the legislation of the Slovak Republic and of the European Union. The European Waste Directive 2008/98/EC and related Article 2(5) of Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on Waste set out the conditions for the implementation of measures under which the end-of-waste status may occur in the recycling process and where waste may become a raw material.

A project named: ‘’Increasing the company's competitiveness through the purchase of technological equipment for metal sorting‘‘ received support from EEA Grants in the total amount of €202,500.00. The project was co-financed in the amount of €30,375.00 from the state budget of the Slovak Republic.
The primary goal of the project was to increase the competitiveness of the ELEKTRO RECYLING s.r.o. company through the purchase of new innovative technology for the sorting of metals from electrical and electronic equipment.

The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion.
The priorities for this period are:

  • #1 Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness
  • #2 Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
  • #3 Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
  • #4 Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
  • #5 Justice and Home Affairs

Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.
The EEA and Norway Grants scheme consists of two financial mechanisms. The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP. Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway.

„Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe“.

Opening conference

Spoločnosť ELEKTRO RECYCLING, s. r. o. pozýva širokú verejnosť na otváraciu konferenciu k projektu s názvom: COMPETITIVENESS OF THE COMPANY BY PURCHASING NEW TECHNOLOGY. Pri príležitosti zahájenia realizácie projektu výstavby Technologického zariadenia na triedenie kovov realizovaného v rámci programu: PROGRAM ROZVOJ OBCHODU, INOVÁCIÍ A MSP.







Construction of technological equipment





Closing conference



Material intended for separation in technological equipment:

Resulting materials after the sorting process in the new facility:



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