Human beings cannot live without plastics for one hour

| At the IERC 2020, Mr Surendra Borad Patawari, Gemini Corporation N.V., Belgium will provide an overview of developments worldwide on the plastics recycling market. ICM talked to him in advance.

More than 100 organisations celebrated second International E-Waste Day

| The second International E-Waste Day held on the 14th October to promote the proper management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been hailed a huge success by its organisers, the WEEE Forum.

Time to change from a “hazard” to a “risk” approach

| Challenges and innovation in WEEE recycling within Europe formed the core of a guest presentation to the BIR E-Scrap Committee meeting in Budapest on October 14.

New president for European Electronics Recycling Association

| Managing Director of Ireland’s leading metals and electronics recycling company, KMK Metals Recycling Ltd, Mr. Kurt Kyck, has been announced at the new president of the European Electronics Recycling Association (EERA).

E-Waste World Conference & Expo

| E-Waste World Conference & Expo is a two-day international conference and exhibition dedicated to discussing the latest recycling technology, materials recovery solutions, green electronics, sustainable materials, non-toxic substitutes, and end-of-life strategies, as well as regulatory and business models to help reduce the environmental impact of all forms of consumer and industrial E-Waste.

EU to pull plug on wasteful, unrepairable products

| Newly adopted EU laws will make several products easier to repair and more energy efficient, saving people money while reducing pollution, NGOs in the Coolproducts campaign said.

ICBR 2019 with new record

| Over 320 participants attended this year's International Congress for Battery Recycling in Lyon, France – more than ever before in the 24-year history of the event.

Battery recyclers are optimistic

| Growing global demand for batteries is also reflected in business prospects for battery recyclers. Their expectations have been highlighted in a recent survey of congress participants at the International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2019.

Sesotec sorting systems for globally leading e-scrap recycler

| At its plants in the UK, in the Netherlands, in Germany and in Austria SRS has already been using Sesotec‘s Varisort sorting systems for many years.

ICBR Honorary Award for Huibert Jacobus Hendrik van Deutekom

| Premiere at the ICBR 2019: For the first time, the Steering Committee of the International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR has presented its Honorary Award.

The climate cost of ‘disposable smartphones’

| Extending the lifespan of smartphones and other electronics by just one year would save the EU as much carbon emissions as taking 2 million cars off the roads annually, a new study reveals.

Eramet, BASF and Suez want to develop closed-loop recycling for Li-ion batteries

| The “Recycling Li-ion batteries for electric Vehicle” (ReLieVe) project, founded by Eramet, BASF and SUEZ, will receive a substantial funding of €4.7 million by EIT Raw Materials, a consortium initiated and funded by the European Union, and the three members.

Second International E-Waste Day gathers pace

| So far, nearly 60 organisations in 35 countries have registered to be part of the 2nd International E-Waste Day on October 14th.

“Lithium-ion batteries will be the technology of choice for EVs”

| Christophe Pillot, Director of the French consulting firm Avicenne Energy, will give a keynote on current developments in the lithium battery market at the ICBR 2019. Prior to the event, he has already given some key insights into the current market situation.