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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...