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WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

Scanning software prevents scanners going to landfill

VueScan, a firm claiming to offer the world’s most widely used scanning software, says it has prevented over 412,500 scanners from going to landfill …

Illegal waste shipment lands Glasgow operator with fine for breaching environmental legislation

Waste shipments have come under scrutiny following the illegal shipment of waste electrical and electronic goods by a Glasgow-based businessman. Waste operator …

Commercial scale production milestone for lead-acid battery recycling technology

The Californian firm behind what is said to be the only clean lead recycling method – which therefore holds out the possibility of making lead-acid …

Research breathes ‘new life’ into lithium ion battery packs

Novel separation techniques to recover high-value metal compounds from automotive battery packs are being explored as part of a £14 million research …

UK-wide survey suggests Brits love of TVs shows no sign of abating

Results released on 4 October from a survey carried out by the UK’s largest WEEE producer compliance scheme, REPIC, has revealed that half of UK households …

WEEE compliance management app picks up US award

Prize winners in the fourth annual awards run by US publication Environmental Leader were announced on 22 June in Denver, Colorado and included 3M’s …

GPS shows where e-waste ends up

The international toxic trade watchdog organisation, Basel Action Network (BAN), released a report on 9 May that followed a two-year study into placing …

Levelling the playing field

The playing field in Europe regarding the treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is not level and currently it is estimated that more …

Commercial production first for PC/ABS pellets from WEEE

Plastics recycling and technology company MBA Polymers announced on 22 April it has started the first commercial production of post-consumer PC/ABS pellets …

Apple disassembly robot picks up the baton (or iPhone) with producer responsibility

DISASSEMBLY of electronic gadgets could soon become a much more efficient and sophisticated process, if Apple’s new system for deconstructing iPhones – …

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