E-waste

Electrification: Opportunities and obstacles for battery recycling

| The world is experiencing a profound energy transition. Industrial manufacturers across the globe are swapping combustion fuels for electricity in line with global ambitions to decarbonize energy supply and improve energy productivity.

Challenges and opportunities for recyclers in “the interesting times ahead of us”

| Electronics recycling was in “a very complex environment” in which there was “an absolute need for a dramatic change”, commented Helmut Kolba of Germany-based Remondis Electrorecycling GmbH in hosting his first meeting of BIR’s E-Scrap Committee since becoming its Chairman.
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WEEE Forum expands in three continents

| The WEEE Forum, which represents e-waste Producer Responsibility Organisations throughout the world, is continuing to grow its global membership with the recent addition of new members from Colombia, South Africa, Spain and Lithuania.

FEAD event – Batteries’ recycling: energising the EU green transition

| In relation to the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries, FEAD held on Monday an online debate to allow a valuable exchange of views among the legislators and the industry.
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FEAD reiterates support to ambitious EU Regulation

| Yesterday, the Environment Council held a first discussion on the Commission’s proposal for a batteries and waste batteries regulation.

Electronic Waste – Our greatest threat

| Electronic waste should now be regarded as the greatest threat to our planet, according to the Global Recycling Foundation.

Direct reduction of black mass for spent LIB recycling

| Today, lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are considered by many as the best technology for sustainable transport since they provide high energy and power per unit of battery weight, allowing them to be lighter and smaller than other rechargeable batteries.

Final report on TBBPA under RoHS 2 published

| The European Commission published the final report on the study to support the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exemption request under RoHS 2 on 11 February 2021. The report includes assessment, for possible restriction, seven substances including Tetra Bromo Bis-Phenol-A (TBBPA).

Eucolight members reach two billion recycled lamps

| The European Association of collection and recycling organisations for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) lamps and lighting (Eucolight), has celebrated the recycling of two billion lamps across Europe.

FEAD welcomes the nproposal for Regulation concerning batteries and waste batteries

| FEAD welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on batteries and waste batteries, fully in line with the Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan.

Sustainable batteries for a climate neutral economy

| The European Commission proposes to modernise EU legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan.

Making sustainable raw materials a Green Deal necessity

| Eurometaux comments on the new EU Batteries Legislation.

Industry Reaction to the new Batteries Directive

| “We need long-term investment in competitive, sustainable batteries made in Europe”, Recharge states.

BASF: new ideas for the circular economy

| In a circular economy, the aim is to avoid waste, reuse products and recover resources.
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