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In a piece of computer equipment, some components cannot be recycled

In a piece of computer equipment, some components cannot be recycled. These components, mainly plastics and resins containing flame retardants, must be burned or buried in and environmentally sound manner. However,in some countries, the burial of waste is prohibited. According to the Basel convention, these materials should preferably be burned for energy recovery rather than buried or incinerated without energy recovery. The incinerator or the combustion unit must be designed to limit the formation and emission of furans and dioxins and must be equipped with state-of-the-art flue gas cleaning systems. Ashes resulting from the combustion of materials, or materials that cannot be valorised “should be disposed of in an environmentally sound and appropriately authorised landfill”.