About us

We are proud to be able to call ourselves the Nordic region’s environmentally best alternative for producer responsibility for electronics and batteries. From our offices in Sweden, Denmark and Norway we offer convenient and cost-effective solutions that make it easy for you to contribute to the development of a sustainable and circular society.
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Recipo was founded in 2007 on the initiative of our members, who wanted to create a competitive alternative with the aim of streamlining the process for producer responsibility for electronics and batteries. These days we are driven by a desire and passion to fulfil the responsibility we have taken upon ourselves.

Our mission is to continue to increase the percentage of recycled electronics and to do so as efficiently and effectively as possible in terms of both the environment and costs. The work we undertake brings us closer to our vision of a sustainable society where electronic products never become waste but are instead recycled to become new products.

Our members have given us a mandate to work innovatively on the development of new efficient, effective and environmentally sound solutions for collecting and recycling electronics and batteries. Read more in The innovative challenger

Over the years, and through close collaboration with our customers and suppliers, we have developed processes and made investments aimed at increasing the level of material recycling from the electronic waste we manage. With our broad expertise at offices in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, we are proud to be able to call ourselves the leading alternative on the Nordic market. Our innovative solutions mean that we can continue to expand our focus on environmental efficiency while also maintaining advantageous prices for our customers.

Our mandate

A circular economy is a superior solution for both the electronics industry and the climate, as it reduces the cost of materials and limits extraction of new raw materials. This is the basis of the mandate given to us by our members and customers, which is to strive to reduce the climate impact of electronic products and batteries by working to achieve a transition to a circular economy.

We are getting ever closer to the realisation of our vision, and the percentage of recycled electronic waste is constantly increasing.

Our strategy is to bring together producers, government agencies, collection schemes and academics so that together they – we – can develop new solutions and contribute to increased reuse, increased collection and more efficient and effective recycling processes.

Recipo Material

Recipo is the only collection system for electronics in the world that operates its own plastic recycling plant: Recipo Material. With Recipo Material, Recipo has full control over how the collected plastic material in electronic waste is dealt with and becomes new plastic that is used in new electronic products.

Recycling of electronic products without access to a plastic recycling plant often leads to the large amount of plastic present in electronics being managed in a manner that is not favourable for the environment. Recipo Material increases our ability to challenge prevailing norms and develop our processes in a manner that eases the burden on the climate and reduces the costs for our customers.

For more information, please visit recipo.com/material

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The innovative challenger

We have good reason to call ourselves an innovative challenger. By offering a competitive and innovative alternative since we began, we have now grown into a leading operator on the Nordic market in producer responsibility for electronics and batteries.

This has been possible thanks to our development of innovative solutions such as plastic recycling for electronics products, secure collection containers for sensitive memory media, a digital sustainability campaign, software that tracks materials and our own insurance solution.


Secure Collect

Secure Collect is a secure collection container for electronics containing sensitive information and/or private data, such as mobile phones, notebook computers and tablets. Recycling of these types of products entails a risk and is a source of concern for consumers.

Secure Collect is sufficiently small to be placed in a store or warehouse. This makes it readily accessible for consumers who need to recycle their old electronic products and can now do so without concerns about the risk of the information contained in the products falling into the wrong hands. The container is locked and can only be opened by the recycling station to which it is delivered. All data is then destroyed, and the material is recycled. More information about Secure Collect is available here


The Recyclable Advert

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The Recyclable Advert is a sustainability campaign created by Recipo to raise awareness about how all of us, as individuals, can contribute to the recycling process. The Recyclable Advert is a complete communication concept and includes an advert (film) that can be adapted so that any company whatsoever can be presented as the sender of the message with their own logo. The campaign has been developed with the aim of assisting companies subject to producer responsibility in their activities relating to their duty to provide information to consumers.

In connection with International E-Waste Day on 14 October 2019, the campaign resulted in a cross-border collaboration between schools, government agencies, local municipalities, producers and competing collection companies throughout the Nordic region. Together, almost 150 organisations helped to spread our message via channels such as social media, newsletters and news updates. The campaign also gained the attention of European and Nordic media.

See film here Read more about the campaign


Green Track

Green Track is a smart booking system for the picking up and transportation of electronic waste and batteries. We have developed Green Track to enable tracking of the picking up and delivery of electronic waste, from collection points to pre-treatment centres and finally to recycling stations. By tracking and keeping tabs on the transportation of the electronic waste managed by Recipo on behalf of our customers, we are better able to guarantee that the waste is managed correctly and safely, both for human beings and for the environment.


Insurance

Our own insurance is a solution that covers guarantees for collection and recycling of all our customers’ worn-out products, thereby ensuring the creation of new material and contributing to a circular economy. The collection and recycling industry operates on the basis of a number of criteria that must be achieved. One of these is the financial support that ensures the collection and recycling of our customers’ products when they are at the end of their life cycle, regardless of the financial situation being experienced by the authorised collection and recycling organisation at the time. Recipo’s solution is a comprehensive insurance solution we call Circle Safe. It guarantees that our customers are covered in relation to their producer responsibility when their products become worn out.