Friday, September 30, 2022

WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

News service for sustainable lighting launches

Lighting recycling expert Recolight has launched a news and information resource, The Circular Lighting Report, which the company says "is set to become the...

Waste and recycling: taking a proactive approach to fire safety

As we enter the warmer months, waste and recycling sites are increasingly vulnerable to fire. Such risks are amplified by the presence of batteries...

Recycling more precious metals from nuclear and electronic waste using the Picasso pigment

A big problem with the disposal of nuclear and electronic wastes is that the process wastes precious metals such as gold and platinum-group metals,...

Reducing e-waste and connecting the disconnected: Campaign marks milestone

A landmark 10,000 smartphones have been "rehomed with people who need them", according to Community Calling, a joint initiative of Virgin Media O2 and...

Lighting product design for a circular economy: workshops in April and May

Recycling expert Recolight’s first training workshop focusing on lighting product design for a circular economy ran in London during April. The course design drew on...

Unique online tool for repair cafés gets an update

The latest version of a free online resource for repair cafés - the Repair Café Carbon Calculator from Farnham Repair Café (FRC) - went...

Turning WEEE into gold: The Royal Mint to build South Wales plant

The Royal Mint has announced plans to build a "world first" plant in South Wales to recover gold from UK electronic waste. The facility...

Firm marks progress towards circular supply chain for recycled rare-earth magnets

Metal recycler EMR says it is taking the next step in its efforts to create a sustainable, circular supply chain for rare earth magnets. Powerful...

Dispose of batteries safely, warns waste expert as spring cleans begin

Local residents and businesses are being urged to safely dispose of lithium batteries by a waste management company in Bristol, Grundon. Lithium batteries are extremely...

Vodafone announces circular economy plan to extend life of mobile phones and increase reuse...

Vodafone announced "a major initiative" on 23 February to extend the life of new mobile phones and encourage customers to trade in or recycle...

Closing the loop for plastics in electronics: New report

A new report - “Improving the loops of plastics in electronics” - shares the conclusions from a recent workshop on Waste of Electrical and...

Computing remanufacturing firm secures BSI kitemark

Circular Computing, a specialist in remanufacturing of hardware, has been awarded the BSI Kitemark certification for its Circular Remanufacturing Process, achieving an apparent industry...

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.