Umicore Precious Metals Refining is one of the largest recycling parks for precious metals in the world. This member of the Umicore Group is a world leader in recycling complex waste flows that contain precious and non-ferrous metals. The company extracts and sells precious metals (silver, gold, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium) as well as special metals (indium, selenium, tellurium), secondary metals (antinomy, tin, bismuth) and base metals (lead, copper, nickel).
Recycling these materials is very profitable since the value of metal doesn’t diminish with age. A ton of e-waste offers 100 times more gold than if it were extracted from mines.
Umicore processes around 100 tons of gold each year and has a reclamation level of almost 95% for metals that are extracted from e-waste.