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38.32 - Recovery of sorted materials

This class includes the processing of metal and non-metal waste and scrap and other articles into secondary raw materials, usually involving a mechanical or chemical transformation process. Examples of the mechanical or chemical transformation processes that are undertaken are: - mechanical crushing of metal waste from used cars, washing machines, bikes etc. - mechanical reduction of large iron pieces such as railway wagons - shredding of metal waste, end-of-life vehicles etc. - other methods of mechanical treatment as cutting, pressing to reduce the volume - reclaiming metals out of photographic waste, e.g. fixer solution or photographic films and paper - reclaiming of rubber such as used tyres to produce secondary raw material - sorting and pelleting of plastics to produce secondary raw material for tubes, flower pots, pallets and the like - processing (cleaning, melting, grinding) of plastic or rubber waste to granulates - crushing, cleaning and sorting of glass - crushing, cleaning and sorting of other waste such as demolition waste to obtain secondary raw material - processing of used cooking oils and fats into secondary raw materials - processing of other food, beverage and tobacco waste and residual substances into secondary raw materials

This class excludes: - manufacture of new final products from (whether or not self-manufactured) secondary raw materials, such as spinning yarn from garnetted stock, making pulp from paper waste, retreading tyres or production of metal from metal scrap, see corresponding classes in section C (Manufacturing) - reprocessing of nuclear fuels, see 20.13 - remelting ferrous waste and scrap, see 24.10 - materials recovery during waste combustion or incineration process, see 38.2 - treatment and disposal of non-hazardous waste, see 38.21 - treatment of organic waste for disposal, including production of compost, see 38.21 - energy recovery during non-hazardous waste incineration process, see 38.21 - treatment and disposal of transition radioactive waste from hospitals etc., see 38.22 - treatment and disposal of toxic, contaminated waste, see 38.22 - wholesale of recoverable materials, see 46.77