E-waste

Environmental organisations complain about improper disposal of refrigerators

| About 19 million cooling and freezing appliances (CFAs) are discarded every year in Europe. Nearly half of these appliances still contain coolants and propellants like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which, if released into the environment, destroy the ozone layer and accelerate global warming.

ICBR call for papers

| The 24th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2019. will be held in Lyon, France from September 18 – 20, 2019. Call for papers deadline is January 31, 2019.

Non-compliant products a serious issue

| A workshop, hosted by Eucolight, the European association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, gathered more than 100 experts to discuss about online sales of non-compliant products.
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Electronic waste is an environmental time bomb, NGOs warn in new video

| E-waste is estimated to reach a record high in 2018. Tech companies must be held accountable for profiteering from short product lifespans and a “throwaway” culture, NGOs say.

International E-Waste Day a success

| The first International E-Waste Day held on the 13th October to promote the proper management of electrical and electronic equipment has been hailed a ‘tremendous success’ by its organisers.

E-scrap compliance costs much larger than margins

| A study commissioned by the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA) has concluded that compliance requirements are substantial.

Greener future for batteries

| A new report prepared for the European Commission presents the way for more sustainable batteries by exploring how new battery technologies could be designed to ensure strong performance with minimal environmental impact. Design features which make batteries easier to reuse and recycle are key, it argues.

Umicore has received auditor confirmation of compliance with the Cenelec standard

| Umicore reinforces its compliance with the European final treatment standard for copper and precious metal bearing WEEE fractions.

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

| The very first International E-Waste Day is being held on the 13th October to promote the correct disposal of electrical and electronic equipment throughout the world.

ICBR 2018 shows new trends in battery recycling

| What challenges will the battery recycling industry face in the future? How will the market and recycling technologies develop? And what progress has been made in the safe handling of lithium-ion batteries?

Two new machine types from THM

| THM recycling solution has announced two new granulators as well as extensions of size variants for existing machine types.

Batteries: Recycling capacities exceed quantities collected

| Dr.Ir Alain Vassart, General Secretary of the European Battery Recycling Association EBRA, will be a panel member at this year’s ICBR. He has already given some advance insights into how he assesses the current market situation.

“A significant material flow in a circular economy”

| At the 23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018, Prof. Kerstin Kuchta (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany) will be giving a summary of the battery market and the circular economy. Before the conference, she gave a number of interesting insights.

New technology to recycle waste LCDs

| A partnership of researchers, recyclers and engineers has developed the ALR3000TM machine that processes 60 LCD screens per hour and is modular for scalability.