E-waste

Advanced Recovery & Recycling receives EPA funding

| The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $300,000 to Advanced Recovery and Recycling, LLC (ARR) of Syracuse, New York to continue its development of a depopulator that removes components from circuit boards to reduce refinery costs/pollution and to support component reuse.

BIR E-Scrap Committee: Work begins on study of e-scrap generation and flows

| As a result of China’s National Sword initiative, the country’s importation of e-scrap will never return to how it was in the past, according to Dr Steve Wong of Fukutomi Company Ltd, Executive President of the China Scrap Plastics Association.
22nd International Congress for Battery Recycling

22nd International Congress for Battery Recycling

| The next congress in battery recycling ICBR 2017 organized by ICM AG will be held from September 20 – 22, 2017 in the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa in Lisbon, Portugal.

National WEEE schemes share blueprint for 15 years of recycling

| At its 5th International Conference, hosted by WEEE Malta, the WEEE Forum celebrated its 15th anniversary and laid out its vision for a resource efficient and sustainable WEEE sector. Cooperation among all stakeholders will be key to reach the ambitious collection targets.

22nd International Congress for Battery Recycling

| The event occurs between September 20-22, 2017, in Lisbon. Over 200 international experts will discuss the latest developments and the challenges of battery recycling.

Solar panel recycling market expected to grow significantly

| According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the solar panel recycling management Market size will exceed over USD 360 million by 2024.
Electronics & Cars Recycling

Electronics & Cars Recycling Call for papers

| The next conference in electronics and cars recycling will take place from November 14 – 17, 2017 in Macau.

Future trends in e-waste recycling

| At the IERC, experts discussed the challenges and barriers for effective e-waste recycling.

Campaign Aims to Establish First Electronic-Waste Recycling Center in Armenia

| RE-APAGA, Armenia’s first Electronic-Waste recycling campaign, initiated by UWC Dilijan College student, Cedric Solms, kicked-off in the resort town of Dilijan, Armenia.

16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017

| The 16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017 will take place from January 17 – 20, 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.

Incorrect recycling of refrigerators endangers European climate protection

| Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) and ECOS urge EU Member States to lay down European quality standards EN 50625-2-3 and TS 50625-3-4 in national waste legislation

Greenpeace warns of environmental disaster from dumping Samsung phones

| Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment.

International consortium showcases the future for recycled materials data

| At its Information Network event in Brussels on the 18th October 2016, ProSUM, an international consortium led by the WEEE Forum, outlined its plans for an EU Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform.
BIR

Canada adopts EPR for e-waste

| At the BIR conference in Amsterdam, Tracy Shaw from the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) gave an overview of the canadian recycling activities and the implementation of extended producer responsibilities.