Wednesday, December 8, 2021

WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

Marking progress towards a circular economy for lighting

The path to a circular economy for lighting is becoming significantly clearer, suggests recycling firm Recolight, reporting on the findings and discussions to have...

Turning e-waste into gold: The Royal Mint brings precious metal recovery technology to the...

The Royal Mint has signed an agreement with Canadian clean tech start up Excir to introduce a seemingly world first technology to the UK,...

New service launched in supermarkets will help ‘recirculate’ old electronic products

Supermarket chain Co-op has partnered with new "tech-recirculation service", Spring, to try to make it easy for consumers to get their unused electronic devices...

A WEEE dram? Extracting metals from electronics waste using whiskey co-products

A filtration system fuelled by whisky co-products is being developed by researchers to sustainably extract rare and valuable metals – including gold, silver, and...

Project reclaims rare earth magnets from loudspeakers

A recently completed project demonstrates that the rare earth magnets in loudspeakers, which are currently lost to landfill, can be successfully recycled, says the...

Belgian battery collection relies on IoT solution

An attempt to digitalize, or automate, battery collection for recycling is underway in Belgium. Electronics specialist Unitron Connect is collaborating with Bebat (the firm...

Shedding light on luminaire recyclability

An assessment of the recyclability of waste luminaires appears to show that over 83% of a typical batch of these lighting components can be...

Researchers demonstrate using bacteria to recover metals from EV batteries

A group at Coventry University say they have demonstrated a process for recovering all of the metals inside, using a process called bioleaching.

Big Changes to the Weee Regulations This Year

The UK Government is planning to consult on updates to the WEEE Regulations later this year. They are likely to result in major changes to the system, as compliance expert Recolight explains.

Interpreting the environmental legislation changes to the classification of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Mark Priestman, Managing Director of Non-Ferrous at EMR (formerly European Metal Recycling) writes As the recycling industry innovates to embrace its role as a...

Recycling e-waste should be a legal requirement in the EU, says report

A UN-backed report funded by the EU outlines a proposal whereby the recycling of certain components and sub-systems within electronic equipment should be mandated...

Trash totem: ‘Mount Recyclemore’ sculpture appears on Cornish beach

A giant Mount Rushmore-like sculpture of the G7 leaders’ heads, made entirely of discarded electronics, has appeared on a beach near Carbis Bay. The...

Rare earth roll separator purchased for lithium-battery-recycling research facility

The University of Birmingham has purchased a laboratory-scale rare earth roll separator for its School of Metallurgy and Minerals lithium-ion battery recycling research facility....

Cool collaboration? Firms showcase SIM card made from recycled refrigerators

Electrical systems developer Thales and resource recovery firm Veolia have joined forces to create what is seemingly the first eco-designed SIM card made from...

Managing and reducing e-waste from PCBs

Have you ever wondered what happens to your electronic devices when you replace them? Phil Simmonds, Group Managing Director of electronic manufacturing services provider...

$357k funding progresses US lithium-ion battery recycling initiative

Team Portables, a consortium for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) recycling incentivization, has received Phase II funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lithium-Ion Battery...

Advisory group reminds Scots to recycle old batteries

The Scottish government-funded circular economy advisory group Zero Waste Scotland is reminding Scots that they should recycle batteries separately to other household waste after...

Sponsored content: Announcing Recolight’s webinar series for 2021

Recolight has announced a new Circular Economy webinar series for 2021. It will build on the events held in 2020, and the progress being made by the lighting industry

Project aims to boost recycling supply chain for luxury cars

A new research project aims to deliver a sustainable source of rare earth magnets for electric and hybrid vehicles for one of the most...

Enterprises’ role in tackling the rising tide of e-waste

Alan Bentley, from data erasure and circular economy specialist Blancco, writes More than 53 million metric tonnes of e-waste was produced in 2019. This...