When it comes to packaging, electric motors are supplied in carton, plastic or wooden packaging. These materials must be recyclable or reusable and must therefore receive the correct destination in accordance with the regulations in force in each country. If wood packaging is used it must provide for reforestation, and there is no need to undergo chemical treatment for its conservation, since it will be recycled.
The electric motors, under the constructive aspect, are manufactured mainly with ferrous metals such as steel and cast iron, as well as nonferrous metals such as copper and aluminum and also plastic.
The electric motor is generally a product with a long service life, but when it is necessary to dispose of it, it is recommended that the packaging materials and the product be properly separated and sent for recycling. Non-recyclable materials must be disposed of properly, in industrial landfills, co-processed in cement kilns or incinerated, as determined by environmental legislation. Suppliers of recycling services and other types of disposal must be properly licensed by the environmental agency of each state to carry out these activities.