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Over 1,600 new battery recycle points added to locator tool of national recycling campaign...

Locations are provided by some of Ecosurety’s biggest members, and collection partners including Currys PC World UK compliance specialist Ecosurety has added over 1,600 battery...

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.

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...

Firm launches app to help tackle IT industry’s enormous e-waste challenge

An app that helps organisations take a sustainable, 360 degree approach to IT, from first hardware purchase through to its end-of-life has been launched by Stone Group, a UK ICT solutions provider

GPS shows where e-waste ends up

The international toxic trade watchdog organisation, Basel Action Network (BAN), released a report on 9 May that followed a two-year study into placing electronic...

July roundtable brings together WEEE leading figures to discuss UK target setting

In early July, stakeholders from the UK’s EEE production and WEEE reuse and recycling sector convened for a roundtable debate to discuss the evidential...

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...

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.

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...

Prague to pilot large-scale, dynamic waste collection

The city of Prague is to pilot dynamic waste collection via automated collection routes. Seemingly impressive in scale for a trial of this kind...

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...

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...

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...

Cars and WEEE recycling event scheduled for November in Macau

The Electronics and Cars Recycling conference, said to be Asia’s premier event covering this topic, will take place on 14-17 November in Macau. This...

$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...

First automated compressor recycling system “raises standards for WEEE treatment in the UK”

The UK’s first compressor dismantling facility has been installed at WEEE recycler Environcom's recycling plant in Grantham. The new machinery, which is only the...

Global e-waste has risen 21% in five years, says UN

A record 53.6 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced globally in 2019, the weight of 350 cruise ships the size of the...

Free riders bypass WEEE duties, but is it time to simplify legislation?

A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in August called upon government’s to tackle the problem of “online free riding”
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Tougher targets for electrical waste

The 14 February 2014 deadline for EU Member States to transpose the new Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recast Directive 2012/19/EU into national...

How are men and women differently affected by chemicals from waste? Nigerian TV documentary...

On 15 January the Nigerian TV channel NTA broadcast a 30-minute documentary entitled “What has gender got to do with chemicals?” In Africa’s most populated...