E-waste

Recycling magnets from e-motors, generators and hard disk drives

| Neodymium-iron-boron-based (NdFeB) permanent magnets (PMs) are indispensable for today’s technology-driven society – and their importance is likely to increase.

ACE Green Recycling to roll out new Battery Recycling Facilities

| US-based recycling technology company, ACE Green Recycling (ACE) announces its plans to build and operate four new lithium-ion battery recycling facilities with a planned total annual capacity of over 30,000 tons.
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Study shows device repair reduces waste, climate emissions

| Microsoft Corp. has published findings from a third-party study that evaluated the benefits of the company improving repairability of its devices.

Scientists call for Ultimate Producer Responsibility

| Researchers from universities in the Netherlands, Nigeria and the United Kingdom find that many circular economy policies and practices focus on local and national levels, while ignoring the international dimension.
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EU Environment Council adopts new rules for more sustainable batteries

| Yesterday in Brussels, EU environment ministers unanimously adopted the Council position on the EU batteries regulation.

Batteries Regulation needs to set sustainability leadership while boosting EU batteries production

| Today the EU Environment Ministers reached a general approach on the proposal for a new Batteries Regulation.

WEEE Forum expands with five new members

| Continuing its global expansion, the WEEE Forum has announced that five PROs have joined recently, bringing its membership to 46 spread over six continents, its highest ever.

FEAD welcomes European Plenary vote on the batteries Regulation

| The plenary of the European Parliament voted today on the new Regulation concerning batteries and waste batteries.

Euric backs ENVI Committee on revision of Battery Regulation

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (Euric) endorses the ambitious measures adopted by the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament which will govern the entire battery life cycle.

Batteries Regulation: ENVI Committee confirms mandatory recycled contents and increases collection targets

| After weeks of negotiation, he European Parliament ENVI Committee has voted on a series of compromise amendments regarding the new Regulation on batteries.

Global e-scrap scene reunites in Salzburg

| The electronics recycling community, which was unable to meet last year, returned to its traditional venue in Salzburg on 18-21 January for its annual congress.

Battery regulation: IMCO vote on draft opinion

| The European Parliament Committee on ‘the Internal Market and Consumer Protection’ (IMCO) voted today on the draft opinion for a proposed regulation concerning batteries and waste batteries, repealing the Directive 2006/66/EC and amending Regulation (EU) No 2019/1020.

Non-replaceable batteries are bad news for the environment and consumer

| At a time where Europe claims to be a leader on climate and sustainability, most rechargeable batteries in consumer electronics and e-bikes or scooters are either non-replaceable or non-repairable.

IERC 2022 programme is online

| The International Electronics Recycling Congress returns to Salzburg from 18 to 21 January 2022.

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