GREENTECH! - Recycling Management

Saxony’s long tradition as a mining region has imparted regional companies and research institutes superb expert knowledge in the rehabilitation of post-mining damages, in the disposal of hazardous waste or in the recycling of valuable raw materials. 

Firmengebäude der G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH in Halsbrücke

Source: G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH


The medium-sized enterprise G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH from Halsbrücke can look back on many years of international experience in the sectors mining, energy, environment, and infrastructure. In line with the changing requirements of the market, the company is constantly exploring many new fields of activity such as services revolving around the utilization of renewable energy or the application of microbiological procedures for water treatment and the recovery of valuable substances. The company focuses on geological issues pertaining to minerals and their exploitation as well as geotechnical services for construction projects.

In der Produktion bei der Muldenhütten Recycling und Umwelttechnik GmbH (MRU) in Freiberg

Source: Muldenhütten Recycling und Umwelttechnik GmbH (MRU) / Gauls - Die Fotografen


Freiberg’s Muldenhütten Recycling und Umwelttechnik GmbH (MRU) specializes in the recycling of discarded accumulators and batteries. Being a part of the BERZELIUS METALL Group, the company is the third largest lead smelter in Germany. More than 110 employees process batteries and accumulators from the automotive and industrial sectors, lead-containing residues, and lead scrap into lead and lead alloys, sodium sulfate, polypropylene compounds of the Seculene® brand as well as antimony and tin master alloys. Non-recyclable plastics and hazardous waste are used energetically in MRU’s integrated incinerator. The company produces about 55,000 tons of secondary lead and lead alloys as well as 7,000 tons of propylene per year from discarded accumulators and batteries. The lead products are primarily used in starter batteries for cars. They are also used in such industrial batteries as truck batteries or accumulators which serve, for example, as emergency power supply units and as power storage units for renewable energy. Seculene® PP is a coveted raw material of the automotive supply industry. It has proven its worth, for example, as a material for wheel arch liners, underbody panelings, cable ducts as well as toolboxes. And Seculene® is also successfully used for the production of battery cases.


The Chemnitz-based C&E Consulting und Engineering GmbH is one of Germany’s largest independent engineering firms. On behalf of its private and public as well as national and international clients, the company is active in the business fields environmental and construction engineering. The service portfolio of the 130 employees ranges from expert’s reports, studies, planning, and consulting all the way to construction supervision and project management. Specific knowledge and expertise has been gained through many years of experience – in environmental engineering, including primarily the sectors water and waste management, rehabilitation of mining sites as well as construction and restoration of waste disposal sites. 

Fertigung edelmetallhaltiger Halbzeuge bei SAXONIA Edelmetalle in Halsbrücke

Source: SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH


Located in Halsbrücke near Freiberg, the SAXONIA Edelmetalle GmbH possesses extensive experiences in the extraction and processing of precious metals. SAXONIA is an acknowledged partner of the industry when it comes to the upgrading of materials containing precious metals. By reclaiming gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium from separated materials, slags, cinders, and concentrates, the company prepares precious metals with high starting purity for reuse. They are employed, for example, in the production of chemicals, sheet metals, tapes, or wires. 

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