Small equipment can be for example toasters, illuminators, small houshold appliances like toasters, coffee mashines, toys and clocks.
Since the appliances can vary broadly, also the recycling process of one device can be very different from another. Normally the equipment is crushed into tiny pieces so that the materials can be demerged and sorted with different technologies. The materials can be separated from each other for example by magnets, weight or x-ray.
In addition to metals, small equipment contain mixed plastic that is usually delivered abroad for further processing. The plastic might return to Finland in the form of a fleece shirt, for example.