E-waste

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Why the price of oil has no bearing on the value of post-consumer recycled...

| Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiatives stemming from the Polluter Pays principle are being questioned right now when it comes to post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR).

Report: Characterisation of fires caused by batteries in WEEE

| More and more electrical and electronic products in everyday life contain batteries, making life more convenient or pleasant. However, those same batteries, when damaged, also increasingly cause these products to catch fires.
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Recovery of bromine from e-waste

| Grillo-Werke AG has developed an innovative process where bromine impurities from diverse waste and product streams are converted into safe bromide.

BSEF legally challenges Commission ban on halogenated flame retardants

| The International Bromine Council (BSEF) lodged formal proceedings with the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg against the European Commission (EC) with respect to its recently published regulation on Ecodesign requirements electronic displays.
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Cooperation on battery recycling

| Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market.

Recipo closes loop on e-waste

| Recipo has launched Recipo Material, a purpose-built recycling plant for plastic from electronic waste in Riga, Latvia.

New recycling plant launched by EcoRec

| The Bulgarian company EcoRec has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of WEEE recycling and more than 20 years in auto catalyst recycling.

IERC 2020 again a highly successful event

| A total of 39 different nations with some 430 experts were represented in Salzburg this year.

IERC Honorary Award for Surendra Borad Patawari

| The prize is awarded each year to a personality who has rendered outstanding services to the recycling industry and environmental protection.

WEEE Forum expands

| The WEEE Forum has welcomed four new members, two of which are from outside Europe as the organisation continues its global expansion.

IERC: Industry slightly optimistic

| For the first time, at IERC an industry barometer was survey. It shows that many companies are neither satisfied with the economic nor the regulatory situation.

New technology for WEEE plastics recycling

| Ad Rem and Hamos jointly have developed a processing line that handles the complete plastic recycling chain from waste to resource. The first plant of its kind is now running at full capacity at the AO Recycling facility in Telford.

“The solution is the introduction of a simplified EPR program.”

| Robert ter Kuile, the Global Director of Environmental Affairs at Amazon, will speak at the IERC about the European Green Deal and how recycling can be promoted.

Scavenging figures WEEE December 2019

| The scavenging of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) across Europe, which essentially means e-waste or components of e-waste, stolen or misappropriated for financial gain, is a huge problem which has been highlighted by the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA).
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