The Circular Economy in Action: Safina's Approaches to Recycling and Waste Management


Safina, a.s. has been a pioneering company in the field of metal processing for several decades. Its focus on sustainable and environment-friendly solutions has made it an indispensable name in the industry.

The company specializes in the complex processing of precious and non-ferrous metals, including Pt, Pd, Rh, Ag, Au, and Ir. Through its recycling services, Safina is committed to returning the material to its original or other purpose, thus contributing to a circular economy and minimizing exchange rate risks.

The company’s recycling department is known for its quality services and the most professional approach. Each customer is treated individually, according to the type of material and its quantity. The recycling department provides primary pretreatment and homogenization, followed by sampling and analysis by an accredited laboratory equipped with modern instrumentation. Subsequent metal refining takes place using proven and environmentally friendly technologies, meeting European standards.

Safina’s refining process is an efficient and environment-friendly way of reusing the precious metals that would otherwise be wasted. The company’s services are diverse and cater to a wide range of industries. Processable materials include industrial and automotive catalysts, products from the group of platinum metals, dental and medical materials, waste from electrical and electronic equipment, waste from jewelry production, and other waste containing precious metals.

The company has also developed newly refined processes for pure iridium and rhodium.

After processing the material, the metals are stored free of charge in a claim account, which can be drawn in the form of a new product or resold to Safina. The company provides administrative and logistical solutions, ensuring compliance with legal regulations.

Safina, a.s. is dedicated to sustainability and responsible mineral sourcing. As a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), the company follows the European Union Regulation 2017/821 on responsible supply chain. All steps used in metal processing are legal, environmentally friendly, and in compliance with safety regulations.

Safina, a.s. has become a trusted name in metal processing and recycling, thanks to its long-standing tradition of excellence, professionalism, and sustainability. With a focus on reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact, Safina is committed to a brighter and more sustainable future.

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