WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

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...

Waste database to support progress towards a circular economy in Europe

Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform to be unveiled 10 November 2017, Brussels A new waste database to be made available in the Autumn is intended...

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,...

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...

Cloud-based energy aggregation and battery waste innovators pick up low carbon funding awards for...

A cloud-based energy aggregation service has picked up the Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE awards, securing £180,000 of equity free funding. Another award went...

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...

Cool collaboration? Firms showcase SIM card made from recycled refrigerators

Electrical systems developer Thales and resource recovery firm Veolia have joined forces to create what is seemingly the first eco-designed SIM card made from...

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...

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...

UK electrical retailer runs battery collection service in October

Throughout October, Currys PCWorld home installation teams will be offering to take away customers’ used household batteries for recycling when they deliver and install...

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...

Levelling the playing field

The playing field in Europe regarding the treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is not level and currently it is estimated that...

Advisory group reminds Scots to recycle old batteries

The Scottish government-funded circular economy advisory group Zero Waste Scotland is reminding Scots that they should recycle batteries separately to other household waste after...

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

Recycling firm starts new phase of CRM recovery project

Axion Consulting is embarking on the next phase of a major European research project into the recovery of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) from Waste...

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...

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...

World Cup leads to influx of flat-screen TVs for recycling at Veolia facility

Veolia says it has received 65% more flat screen TVs at its state of the art recycling facility in Shropshire

Scanning software prevents scanners going to landfill

VueScan, a firm claiming to offer the world's most widely used scanning software, says it has prevented over 412,500 scanners from going to landfill...

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.