E-waste

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European Recyling Platform collected more waste batteries than ever before

| European Recycling Platform (ERP) Germany once again increased its collection rate for waste batteries in 2018, collecting a total of 1,598 tonnes through its producer-owned take-back system.

Modernization of a Czech refrigerator recycling plant

| Andritz has modernized and started up a refrigerator recycling plant, including a Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ, at Praktik system in Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech Republic.

Andritz to supply a Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ to Slovakian WEEE Recycler

| Andritz has received an order from slovakian WEEE recycler Elektro Recycling to supply a Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ for their refrigerator recycling plant in Slovenská Lupča, Slovakia. Start-up for the new equipment is planned for the third quarter of 2019.

Battery materials recycling market shows steady growth

| According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the battery materials recycling market will surpass USD 40 billion by 2025.
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EERA: High energy batteries pose serious fire ristk to recyclers

| EERA (European Electronics Recyclers Association) calls on all stakeholders to implement ADR rules for the safe collection and transport of WEEE including batteries.

Umicore to recycle battery cells from electric racing cars

| The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has announced a new partnership with Umicore - the Belgian materials technology and recycling group - as official battery recycling partner, to recycle the lithium-ion battery units and cells used during the first two seasons of the electric street racing series.

Students brainstorm solutions for e-waste issue

| The massive turnout during the past youth for climate marches proves it: Climate change is a hot topic among youngsters.

Basel Action Network releases report an illegale e-waste exports

| The global environmental watchdog organization Basel Action Network (BAN) today released the findings of a two-year study in 10 EU countries that followed 314 old computers, printers, and monitors in which GPS Trackers had been secretly installed.
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More than 7 million pounds of batteries recycled

| U.S. consumers have recycled 7.2 million pounds of batteries in 2018 through the Call2Recycle program, according to the organization.

Circular economy and WEEE

| Last week, around 450 industry representatives came to Salzburg for the International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC. More than 39 different nations were represented.

Andritz to supply refrigerator recycling plant in France

| Andritz has received an order from Remondis Electrorecycling SAS to supply a complete recycling plant for refrigeration appliances to their dismantling center in Saint Thibault, France.

IERC: Challenges of WEEE recycling

| Around 450 representatives from the recycling industry, OEM’s, academia, manufacturing, governments, media and NGOs have attended this year’s International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC).

EU governments support first set of laws for more repairable products

| EU governments have supported first-ever repairability measures for fridges despite opposition from manufacturers and hesitation from the European Commission. The same progressive approach may now also be applied to other popular products, NGOs understand.

EERA surprised by Parliament decision regarding Deca-BDE

| On 15 November 2018 the European Parliament voted in favour of a very low threshold for a frequently used brominated flame retardant Deca-BDE in plastics that have been used in electronic and electrical products and waste.