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WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

July roundtable brings together WEEE leading figures to discuss UK target setting

In early July, stakeholders from the UK’s EEE production and WEEE reuse and recycling sector convened for a roundtable debate to discuss the evidential basis …

New e-waste separation technologies introduced at Eindhoven facility

E-waste recycling services provider Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) has expanded the processing lines at the firm’s Eindhoven, Netherlands e-waste …

World Cup leads to influx of flat-screen TVs for recycling at Veolia facility

Veolia says it has received 65% more flat screen TVs at its state of the art recycling facility in Shropshire …

Collaborative approach to collection increases WEEE recovery in Northern England trial

An EU-funded project appears to illustrate the possibilities for increasing collection rates of difficult-to-recover WEEE items by partnering with well-known …

Passion and good ideas come together at the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe

The winners of the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe were announced on 25 April at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, held at the RAI Amsterdam in The …

Toxins return in electronics and electrics: Market intelligence report offers details and escape routes

IDTechEx summarises material covered in its new report, “Toxic Materials and Alternatives in Electronics/ Electrics 2018-2028” There is a flood of new …

New online platform helps understand hazardous materials in electronic waste

In an attempt to respond to recyclers’ quest for information about the presence of hazardous substances in electronic waste, producers and producer …

How are men and women differently affected by chemicals from waste? Nigerian TV documentary presents study findings

On 15 January the Nigerian TV channel NTA broadcast a 30-minute documentary entitled “What has gender got to do with chemicals?” In Africa’s most …

Plasma waste recovery successfully trialled for precious metals extraction from e-waste

Plasma waste recovery firm Tetronics says it has completed the first of four trials using its plasma technology in the extraction of precious metals such as …

Over 1,600 new battery recycle points added to locator tool of national recycling campaign in England

Locations are provided by some of Ecosurety’s biggest members, and collection partners including Currys PC World UK compliance specialist Ecosurety has added …

Data security fears prevent household electrical items being recycled

7 in 10 people in the UK are concerned about personal security data breaches from recycling old and unused electrical products Personal data security fears are …

Ground-breaking project aims to provide better WEEE forecasting

Project to investigate alternative methods for Defra’s WEEE collection target setting REPIC, the UK’s largest Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment …

Program announced for electronics recycling event in Salzburg

A program has been announced for the 17th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2018, taking place 17-19 January 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. …

Case studies offer snapshot of what could be achieved with resource-efficient business models

The potential benefits of adopting innovative business models on a large scale have been highlighted by the latest series of case studies from …

Campaign aims to make some noise for battery recycling

178 million used batteries hoarded in UK homes and millions more end up in landfill Warnings of environmental impact and health risks #BringBackHeavyMetal …

Waste database to support progress towards a circular economy in Europe

Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform to be unveiled 10 November 2017, Brussels A new waste database to be made available in the Autumn is intended to help …

Pause for thought as WEEE facilities burn

Wiser Recycling is taking steps towards rebuilding a recycling and reuse presence in St Ives, Cambridgeshire following the fire that devastated the …

Topics announced for autumn battery recycling event in Lisbon

The congress on battery recycling – ICBR 2017 – will be held from 20-22 September in the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa in Lisbon, Portugal. …

China never to return to e-scrap import levels of the past, says trade association

As a result of China’s National Sword initiative, the country’s importation of e-scrap will never return to how it was in the past, according to Dr Steve …

E-waste pollutes plastics in popular toy

A recent global survey has found that recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of a …

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