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Recycled gold from SIM cards could help make drugs more sustainable

A new study looks at the use of gold extracted from electronic waste as catalysts for reactions that could be applied to making medicines. Re-using...

Breakthrough technology for lithium manufacture

As global effort to fight climate change intensifies, the challenge for battery manufacturers and their supply chains is to find ways to meet the...

Starch yields wearable electronics material that can be recycled

Soft, wearable sensors have many useful applications, but the soft and stretchable electronic materials underlying them are nearly impossible to recycle. This electronic waste...

Bioleaching metals from WEEE wins KTP award

  Coventry University’s work with a recycling firm to develop a green method for extracting precious metals from electronic waste has been recognised for its...

Comment: Second-life vehicle batteries should be first choice for energy storage

To mark Energy Day at COP27, Matthew Lumsden of Connected Energy called on consumers and businesses to understand that switching to electric vehicles is...

Don’t hoard small items, experts urge consumers ahead of International E-waste Day

Event runs with the slogan: ‘Recycle it all, no matter how small!’ Roughly 5.3 billion mobile or smartphones will drop out of use this year,...

Extracting metals from end-of-life EV batteries: CO2-based solution is potential game changer

A new technique offers a less energy-intensive way to recover lithium, cobalt, nickel and manganese from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries, and uses carbon dioxide for...

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...