WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

A bright idea for recycling rare-earth phosphors from used fluorescent bulbs

Recycling facilities collect glass and mercury from thrown away fluorescent bulbs, but discarded lighting could also supply rare-earth metals for reuse. The 17 metals...

Chinese delegates visit UK WEEE recycling facility to share best practice

Delegates of the Hubei Provincial Environmental Protection Department in China met with British waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling experts at The Electrical...

Finnish innovation boosts battery recycling rate to over 80%

Electrification will rapidly increase the need for batteries. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum claims to make over 80% of the...

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...

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...
Local authorities may have freedom to deal with WEEE themselves, should they wish to benefit from any positive value

Harmonisation of packaging waste, WEEE and batteries welcomed

The UK government is to review proposals to harmonise the producer responsibility regimes for packaging, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries –...

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...

“Put yourself at the forefront of the sustainable lighting revolution”: September event

Circular economy and lighting expert Recolight trails a forthcoming event that aims to equip participants with an understanding of new regulations in the sustainability...

$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...

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...

Belgian battery collection relies on IoT solution

An attempt to digitalize, or automate, battery collection for recycling is underway in Belgium. Electronics specialist Unitron Connect is collaborating with Bebat (the firm...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

Curry’s offers refurbished tech

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

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...

Scottish remanufacturing businesses share funding award

Funding has been awarded to nine projects intended to help Scottish remanufacturing businesses explore how to make the most efficient use of materials –...

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...