WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

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...

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.

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...

Campaign aims to make some noise for battery recycling

178 million used batteries hoarded in UK homes and millions more end up in landfill Warnings of environmental impact and health risks #BringBackHeavyMetal campaign launched to...

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...

One third of Scots have unused smartphones going to waste

Scots are being called upon to declutter and help the environment by putting their unwanted tech to good use. Nearly 60% of people in...

Recycling more precious metals from nuclear and electronic waste using the Picasso pigment

A big problem with the disposal of nuclear and electronic wastes is that the process wastes precious metals such as gold and platinum-group metals,...

Urgent need to increase awareness of e-waste amongst young people, says new report

A new campaign calls for multi-sector collaboration to tackle the e-waste crisis and drive behaviour change amongst young people. New research published on 12 October...

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...

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...
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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...

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge...

Greater Manchester calls for a repair revolution

Greater Manchester is marking Repair Week 2024 (11-17 March 2024) with a rallying call for a ‘repair revolution’, as an eye-opening new survey reveals...

Metal separation at E-Waste World Conference 2024

Recovering the valuable metals present in e-waste is challenging, involving liberation, sizing, and separation. Bunting’s separation equipment recovers ferrous and non-ferrous metals at various...

“Green Tuesday” anyone? Website calls for new festive tradition to encourage recycling

Independent mobile phone comparison site, www.compareandrecycle.co.uk, is calling for a new festive tradition, 'Green Tuesday' to encourage people to recycle the old tech they...

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...

Retailers to collect waste electricals and lamps

Defra has confirmed that from the end of 2020, most retailers will be required to provide in-store WEEE takeback. Recolight - a specialist in...

The net is closing for online non-compliance with legislation affecting recovery of electrical products

A new EU regulation means that online fulfilment houses will be required to take responsibility for compliance documentation, if there is no appointed...

China is leading the race to recycle batteries

China is ahead of Europe and the US in using recycling to meet its needs for lithium, cobalt and nickel for batteries for electric...

Sponsored content: Announcing Recolight’s webinar series for 2021

Recolight has announced a new Circular Economy webinar series for 2021. It will build on the events held in 2020, and the progress being made by the lighting industry