WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

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...

Cost-of-living crisis driving Scots to embrace share and repair projects

A new study commissioned by Scotland’s Share & Repair Network, a project of Circular Communities Scotland, seems to show that the cost-of-living crisis is...

“Stop Battery Fires” public safety film launched

Film aims to raise awareness of fires caused by batteries in the waste stream  An apparent growth in reports of fires caused by batteries and...

Figuring out the details: EV batteries and the circular economy

A circular economy for electric vehicle batteries appears to be still some way off, but metal recycling expert EMR claims to be making inroads,...

Sponsored content: The drive for resource efficient lighting

The lighting Industry is truly starting to embrace the concept of the circular economy and sustainability. This is happening now, and is no longer...

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....

EV Battery health concerns are the biggest barrier to used-EV sales, says new report

Addressing barriers to the second-hand EV market could help encourage over 17 million UK drivers to make the switch to electric, according to study. The...

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...

Scottish seaweed sparks idea to boost electric vehicle batteries

Materials from Scottish-grown seaweed could help to improve the life-span and charge time of lithium-ion batteries used for the likes of electric vehicles, with...

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...

Remanufacturing lighting

Nigel Harvie, CEO of Recolight, discusses the uptake of remanufacturing lighting equipment

London event will coach public on repair skills

Research commissioned ahead of London's Repair Week event (20-26 March 2023) appears to show that the capital's inhabitants threw away £1.8 billion worth of...

Curry’s offers refurbished tech

UK technology retailer, Currys, has announced it is trialling sales of refurbished technology on its website.

Co-op extends tech recirculation offer

Co-op has expanded its trial with tech-recirculation start-up, Spring, with the introduction of new, reusable Pouches to help consumers cut e-waste and unlock the...

The Remanufacturing Lighting Conference comes to London in April

Circular economy and lighting expert Recolight says “clients, both corporate and public sector, are warming to the concept of reconditioned lights to achieve both...

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...