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WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

Firm launches app to help tackle IT industry’s enormous e-waste challenge

An app that helps organisations take a sustainable, 360 degree approach to IT, from first hardware purchase through to its end-of-life has been launched by Stone Group, a UK ICT solutions provider

Energy storage firm partners with BMW for EV battery second use

Energy storage systems manufacturer Off Grid Energy has announced a new partnership with BMW Group UK to create a sustainable, second-life solution for BMW...

Global e-waste has risen 21% in five years, says UN

A record 53.6 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced globally in 2019, the weight of 350 cruise ships the size of the...

Firms launch circular economy solution to prevent millions of tonnes of e-mobility waste...

A new partnership aims to demonstrate how bespoke circular-economy batteries can tackle the mounting problem of e-waste, specifically in relation to electric vehicles. Aceleron, a...

Retailers to collect waste electricals and lamps

Defra has confirmed that from the end of 2020, most retailers will be required to provide in-store WEEE takeback. Recolight - a specialist in...

First automated compressor recycling system “raises standards for WEEE treatment in the UK”

The UK’s first compressor dismantling facility has been installed at WEEE recycler Environcom's recycling plant in Grantham. The new machinery, which is only the...

Costly, complex and far from comfortable: London conference looks at electronics industry’s role in...

Chris Bull, Senior Director at technical consultancy and research organisation RINA, reports on the RINA Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment conference, which...

Sponsored content: Make green the new black – mitigating the environmental impact of Black...

Black Friday is fast-approaching, bringing massive discounts on products in stores and online. Yet the annual sales event can also have a negative impact...

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge...

Rare earth magnets recycling and remanufacturing project gets underway

Scrap magnets. A project seeking to advance the sustainable recovery, re-processing, and reuse of rare-earth magnets was launched in Germany in June 2019. The European...

Campaign aims to reduce and reuse Europe’s 2.5 million tonnes of plastic appearing in...

A project is calling for consumers to demand electronic and electrical products be made with recycled plastic, and for manufacturers to redesign products to both improve recyclability and integrate recycled plastics in new products

UK households still stockpiling old gadgets, says Royal Society of Chemistry survey

UK households are continuing to stockpile electronic devices and failing to recycle them, it seems, with early August seeing the publication of the results...

Online parts retailer releases survey on consumer e-waste negligence, and launches appliance repair initiative

A survey of 5,000 UK householders has found that the majority of Brits don’t attempt to fix perfectly repairable appliances – creating thousands...

The net is closing for online non-compliance with legislation affecting recovery of electrical products

A new EU regulation means that online fulfilment houses will be required to take responsibility for compliance documentation, if there is no appointed...

Critical raw material closed loop recovery project closes with release of trial learnings

Project exploring ways of boosting recovery of critical raw materials from household WEEE concluded on 29 March

Finnish innovation boosts battery recycling rate to over 80%

Electrification will rapidly increase the need for batteries. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum claims to make over 80% of the...

Survey uncovers a generation gap when it comes to selling and recycling electrical items

UK homeowners aged between 16 and 29 are less likely than those over 60 to recycle electrical items that are either broken or in good working order, preferring instead to sell them online, according to a survey by REPIC

Changes coming in 2019

The WEEE system is changing in 2019. Nigel Harvey, Chief Executive of lamp recycling specialist Recolight provides an overview More product coming into scope From 2019,...

A second life for critical raw materials: February conference preview

Free conference for businesses, funding bodies and research organisations with an interest in the recovery of critical raw materials Booking is now open for a...

“Green Tuesday” anyone? Website calls for new festive tradition to encourage recycling

Independent mobile phone comparison site, www.compareandrecycle.co.uk, is calling for a new festive tradition, 'Green Tuesday' to encourage people to recycle the old tech they...