E-waste

EMCE: Looking at the bigger picture

| in a context of global urbanisation, ageing populations and environmental and societal challenges, the EMCE 2019 conference brought together like-minded people from companies and organisations around the world, all working towards the same goals.

Second International E-Waste Day aims to raise public awareness of e-waste

| Following its success in 2018, the second International E-Waste Day will be held on the 14th October 2019 to promote the correct disposal of electrical and electronic equipment throughout the world.

Microorganisms scavenge precious metals from e-waste

| Mint Innovation has unveiled a working plant to demonstrate its technology that enables valuable metals to be recovered from electronic waste.

The E-Waste crisis and how right to repair (and recycling) can fix it

| Here’s one shocking statistic to remind us why recycling matters more than ever: We are producing 50 million tons of electronic waste (“e-waste”) each...

WEEE Forum appoints Global Ambassador

| In order to continue to share and enhance its e-waste operational know-how throughout the world, the WEEE Forum* appoints Philip Morton, its former President, as ‘global ambassador’, tasked with encouraging start-up e-waste take back organisations across the globe to join the WEEE Forum family.

Essential to find balance between trading and environmental needs

| “Free and fair trade is not free from regulation,” it was underlined to the BIR E-Scrap Committee meeting in Singapore on May 20 by Adina Renee Adler.

International Congress for Battery Recycling comes to Lyon

| The International Congress for Battery Recycling, dedicated to the battery and battery end of life industry ecosystem, is holding its 24th edition in Lyon, France, September 18 – 20, 2019. ICBR 2019 is described as the place to tackle the most challenging issues facing industry professionals and regulators today.
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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.