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Lighting workshops will address quantifying sustainable resilience

A new series of workshops on how to calculate circular and carbon metrics for lighting products has been announced by circular lighting expert Recolight....

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...

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...

List presents safer chemicals for manufacturing IT products

  When it comes to chemicals used in the manufacture of IT products, very few have been studied for their impact on humans and the...

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 consortium. The AMPLiFII...

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...

$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...

Deal will supply drives to the world’s largest battery recycling facility

A recycling site in Sweden will process 125,000 tons of end-of-life batteries and battery production waste each year, making it the largest plant of...

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...

Vape producers in the UK failing to meet environmental regulations

Sales of disposable single-use vapes are now around 138 million per annum* For all the disposable single-use vapes sold in the UK...

Illegal WEEE exports lower than expected, but concerns remain, says study

A comprehensive two year investigation into countering illegal exports of WEEE across Europe has revealed that 10 times more WEEE is mismanaged and discarded...

Commercial production first for PC/ABS pellets from WEEE

Plastics recycling and technology company MBA Polymers announced on 22 April it has started the first commercial production of post-consumer PC/ABS pellets from...

Critical raw material closed loop recovery project closes with release of trial learnings

Project exploring ways of boosting recovery of critical raw materials from household WEEE concluded on 29 March

Can You Fix It? Zero Waste Scotland Launches New Training Fund for Re-Use Groups

Cash to train staff in key repair skills is on offer from Scotland’s resource efficiency body Zero Waste Scotland, which on 6 March launched...

EU project aims to play leading role in addressing e-waste

An EU project is attempting to lead the European electronics industry towards more sustainable materials, design, manufacturing methods, and improved circularity and energy efficiency,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Mobilising repair skills in Clydebank

Quality certification is a priority for reuse initiatives, and the Revolve reuse quality standard in Scotland recently hit an important milestone. A social enterprise, which...