E-waste

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.

E-Scrap: Chinese situation “a challenge and an opportunity”

| Faced with China’s import ban on plastics scrap, processing operations have been moving to South East Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. However, these nations are also sharpening their focus on environmental controls, according to Dr Steve Wong of Fukutomi Co. Ltd and the China Scrap Plastics Association.

BIR report: Asia-Pacific will lead growth in e-scrap generation

| And the fastest growth is likely to be seen in the Asia-Pacific region where generation of e-scrap is expected to surge from 3.6 kg...

EucoLight reconfirms commitment to Circular Economy

| The third EucoLight Conference at Sassenheim, the Netherlands, gathered 70 delegates from the community of producers’ responsibility organisations for lighting.

Lithium-ion battery recycling market expected to grow rapidly

| According to Esticast Research and consulting in 2017, the automotive battery recycling segment generated the highest revenue share. Among major regions, the U.S. was the highest revenue generating market in 2017.

European industry launches new online WEEE platform

| In an attempt to respond to recyclers’ quest for information about the presence of materials and components in electronic waste that require separate treatment, producers and producer responsibility organisations have teamed up to create “Information for Recyclers – I4R”.

E-waste: IERC 2018 Highlights

| This year almost 500 experts from 42 countries came to Salzburg from January 17 to 19 to discuss current market developments and technological trends in e-waste recycling.

January 24 is #CircularElectronicsDay!

| #CircularElectronicsDay highlights the fact that 50 million metric tons of IT products and other electronics are discarded around the world every year.

IERC 2018: Industry discusses the future of E-waste recycling

| Who will benefit the most from the increasing volume of electrical and electronic scrap worldwide in the future? This was one of the central questions that industry representatives discussed at this year's IERC 2018 as part of a panel discussion.

Majority of e-waste is not reported

| Despite the fact that legislation on e-waste requires reporting only 20 % of the worldwide e-waste collected and treated is documented. 15 years after the implementation of the European WEEE Directive 35 % of the e-waste is documented as being collected and treated.

New urban mining tools map valuable resources

| Expert organizations have united to create the first European database of valuable materials available for "urban mining" from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, waste electronic and electrical equipment, and mining wastes.

Global E-waste Monitor 2017 published

| 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-Waste were generated in 2016 with just 20% recycled according to a new report jointly authored by ISWA.