E-waste

EucoLight reconfirms commitment to Circular Economy

| The third EucoLight Conference at Sassenheim, the Netherlands, gathered 70 delegates from the community of producers’ responsibility organisations for lighting.

Lithium-ion battery recycling market expected to grow rapidly

| According to Esticast Research and consulting in 2017, the automotive battery recycling segment generated the highest revenue share. Among major regions, the U.S. was the highest revenue generating market in 2017.

European industry launches new online WEEE platform

| In an attempt to respond to recyclers’ quest for information about the presence of materials and components in electronic waste that require separate treatment, producers and producer responsibility organisations have teamed up to create “Information for Recyclers – I4R”.

E-waste: IERC 2018 Highlights

| This year almost 500 experts from 42 countries came to Salzburg from January 17 to 19 to discuss current market developments and technological trends in e-waste recycling.

January 24 is #CircularElectronicsDay!

| #CircularElectronicsDay highlights the fact that 50 million metric tons of IT products and other electronics are discarded around the world every year.

IERC 2018: Industry discusses the future of E-waste recycling

| Who will benefit the most from the increasing volume of electrical and electronic scrap worldwide in the future? This was one of the central questions that industry representatives discussed at this year's IERC 2018 as part of a panel discussion.

Majority of e-waste is not reported

| Despite the fact that legislation on e-waste requires reporting only 20 % of the worldwide e-waste collected and treated is documented. 15 years after the implementation of the European WEEE Directive 35 % of the e-waste is documented as being collected and treated.

New urban mining tools map valuable resources

| Expert organizations have united to create the first European database of valuable materials available for "urban mining" from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, waste electronic and electrical equipment, and mining wastes.

Global E-waste Monitor 2017 published

| 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-Waste were generated in 2016 with just 20% recycled according to a new report jointly authored by ISWA.
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Flexible sorting solution for electronic waste

| Commencing work at Steinert’s Test Centre in Cologne on May 2015, Swiss company Bühlmann Recycling, prepared an especially demanding sorting task for the applications specialists.

Congress program IERC 2018 announced

| IERC 2018 brings together over 500 international producers, recyclers, equipment manufacturers, recycling associations, standards bodies, refurbishers, NGOs, regulators and many more.

Ambitious plans to tackle India’s mounting tide of e-waste

| The BIR E-Scrap Committee’s meta study of reliable generation and flow data is already in draft form and will be published in the coming months, said E-Scrap Committee Chairman Thomas Papageorgiou of Greece-based Anamet SA at the latest gathering in New Delhi.

Electronics recycling in China

| One of the main topics at Electronics & Cars Recycling WRF 2017 conference in Macau (China) will be the import restrictions currently imposed by the Chinese government. Beijing apparently plans to extend these restrictions to include e-waste.

New trends in battery recycling

| Lisbon, September 28, 2017: What are the latest trends in the battery industry, which impact will increasing electric mobility have and what new developments are shaping the battery recycling sector? These questions and many more were answered at this year's International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2017.