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WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic 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 …

First private sector businesses certified with reuse quality standard

The addition of two for-profit re-use companies to its list of certified organisations is said to be boosting Zero Waste Scotland’s Revolve brand. Revolve, a …

Cars and WEEE recycling event scheduled for November in Macau

The Electronics and Cars Recycling conference, said to be Asia’s premier event covering this topic, will take place on 14-17 November in Macau. This …

Recycling firm starts new phase of CRM recovery project

Axion Consulting is embarking on the next phase of a major European research project into the recovery of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) from Waste Electrical …

Cloud-based energy aggregation and battery waste innovators pick up low carbon funding awards for SMEs

A cloud-based energy aggregation service has picked up the Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE awards, securing £180,000 of equity free funding. Another …

One third of Scots have unused smartphones going to waste

Scots are being called upon to declutter and help the environment by putting their unwanted tech to good use. Nearly 60% [59%] of people in the UK say they …

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 …

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