Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is the fastest growing and most hazardous waste on the planet.
54 million metric tonnes
of WEEE were generated in 2021, according to the UN, with the majority discarded.
359 million TVs and PC monitors were sold annually between 2012 and 2019, with the growth rate increasing over the last three years.
Supporting the UN SDGs, specifically 8, 12 and 13, and hitting the EU recycling targets of 85%, needs real disruption.
At FPD Recycling, we are modernising WEEE recycling to make it safe, profitable and sustainable.
Our vision is that every used flat screen in the world becomes a valuable commodity rather than hazardous waste.
We offer end-to-end automated solutions, enabling the best possible material recovery rates and the safest human and environmental outcomes.
Our technical team has developed fully automated, high throughput, FPD robotic recycling systems that transform the recycling of end-of-life flat screens and laptops.
Using our unique technology, our subscription-based customers can now depollute WEEE, eliminating the need for manual removal of hazardous mercury tubing from TVs and Monitors.
We promote the circular economy by creating safe, sustainable and flexible automation solutions for all forms of difficult and hazardous e-waste.
FPD Recycling was established from the need to provide recyclers with a safe, efficient and profitable solution to deal with growing problem of hard to recycle e-waste.
Today, we are happy to see that thanks to our technologies, perception of e-waste is changing from environmental risk and disposal problem to a valuable resource of secondary raw materials.
Our first goal was to develop an automated process for recycling TVs, monitors and laptops – and since it needed to be safe, efficient and profitable, we brought robotics and Artificial Intelligence in to do the hard and dirty work.
Recycling industry veterans Austin Ryan and Craig Thompson, engineering, AI, automation and software development experts – Paudy O’Brien and Gary Moloney and finance specialist Declan Lynch joined the forces to bring AI and robotics innovation to the recycling industry.
€1m Investment secured
First machine designed
Global partner secured
Applied to European Patent Office (EPO) for patents around FPD recycling process and our Artificial Intelligence solutions.
First machine built
CE Certification awarded
First machine shipped
Design upgrades included separating the machine into two – one for TVs & monitors and second for laptop processing. It resulted in making the machines more compact and improving processing times.
First remote installation
Machine was installed for a client in Australia with remote support provided due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Sales team expanded
We extended our presence to US & Canada and Nordic region.
R&D team expanded
Research funding awarded
Government funding for further research into downstream materials
€8.2m in contracts secured
from clients in Europe and USA
4 machines in build
Improved machine design for scaled manufacture.
Research project initiated
New research project on brominated flame retardants (BFRs) plastics separation was initiated in collaboration with University of Limerick.
Engineering team expanded
We received funding form the first pillar bank to deploy our cleantech solutions globally.
Circular PRO Development
Meet the Team
15 years in the energy sector from engineering to senior executive with a proven track, Paudy founded and co-founded a number of companies from IT and engineering to HR. Paudy’s experience and his ability to effectively communicate and enormous interests in interpersonal relationships enables him to comprehensively cover finance, company structuring, manufacture, scaling and leadership as his key skills. His drive for innovation and effective business is enormous.
As co-founder of multiple startups and 15 years experience in software engineering Gary has developed mission critical web applications for IBM, Pfizer, Nestle, Stryker and Kerry Group. Working as quantitative developer with Keelvar Systems and the University of Limerick Gary has experience building complex scalable software for real-time monitoring and data aggregation. Established relationships with Microsoft, IBM, Nestle, Stryker and University of Limerick.
MSc. Quantitative Finance, MSc. Software Engineering, BSc. Applied Maths.
Director for Global Business Development
A career veteran of the e-scrap industry, pioneering the UK’s first franchised collection network for WEEE recycling well before the European WEEE regulations started in 2006. Successfully selling his own WEEE recycling company in 2010. He has successfully managed the financial turnaround and management of a number of recycling companies. Worked with a number of recyclers globally on downstream processing of their e-scrap / WEEE plastics. Craig holds a MSc in Global Management.
Partnering with Industry Leaders
We believe innovation and collaboration are the key to solving ever growing e-waste problem. In the constant journey to make our services best on the market we are partnering with industry and academia leaders.