We visited Umicore in Belgium. This multinational refinery recycles electronic waste, such as household electronics, cell phones and televisions. This e-waste contains bits of precious metals like silver, copper, platinum and even gold: 1% of the world’s total gold production. With huge industrial furnaces, men in fireproof space suits and golden streams of melted metal, it was an impressive location for the final scenes of Wecycle’s corporate film.
Much has changed since our previous visit in 2006, such as its new headquarters and a considerably expansion of industrial activities. But, despite all changes, we were well kindly welcomed by the same team as 8 years ago. So in review: a section of the 2006 movie.