E-waste

New research: Home working trend could lead to increase in e-waste

| New research released by technology lifecycle management provider 3stepIT has revealed that the global pandemic has rapidly accelerated the digital transformation of businesses across Europe.

New guide helps MRFs manage lithium batteries safely

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA), and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have developed a Guide for Developing Lithium Battery Management Practices at Materials Recovery Facilities.
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Third International E-Waste Day focuses on education to raise awareness

| More than 100 organisations from 50 countries worldwide will take part in the third International E-Waste Day taking place on 14th October.

WEEE the changemaker

| At the end of August, B K Soni, Chairman & MD Eco Recycling Ltd, spoke at the 26th annual meeting of the company.
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WEEE Forum calls for action on WEEE in metal scrap

| The WEEE Forum has published a paper outlining the issues associated with the treatment of WEEE as metal scrap and has called on the competent authorities to take appropriate action.

Thailand passes strict ban on the importation of electronic waste

| Following repeated revelations of the dumping of electronic wastes, from countries such as the US, Japan, and Australia, the Thai government has finally passed a full prohibition on the import of such hazardous wastes into Thailand.

International Congress for Battery Recycling

| The 25th anniversary edition of ICBR innovated this year and proposed a unique experience for delegates to choose between attending in person or online. All presentations, panel discussion, and workshop were featured on-site and virtually for the delegates from around the globe.

Support for EU’s quest for resilience in supply of raw materials

| The EU has published its communication around “Critical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability”. WEEE Forum supports the EU's quest for resilience in supply of raw materials.

International E-Waste Day to focus on education amid Covid-19

| Following its success in 2019, and despite the pandemic, the third International E-Waste Day will be held on the 14th October 2020 to promote the correct disposal of e-waste throughout the world.

Stadler acquires majority stake in weeeSwiss Technology

| With this move, Stadler wants to extend its offering to include recycling of electronic waste.
Boilers and hot-water storage tanks containing CFC-blown insulation foams that have been collectedfor treatment Photo: RAL Gütegemeinschaft

Study: Treatment of CFC- and hydrocarbon-containing boilers and hot-water storage tanks

| A study by the Öko-Institut was recently commissioned by the RAL Quality Assurance Association to evaluate the different treatment paths currently used for boilers and hot-water storage tanks (or storage water heaters as they are also known) containing CFC-blown or hydrocarbon-blown insulation foams.

Battery Materials: Europe must be bolder on the international stage

| Upfront the 25th International Congress for Battery Recycling, organizer ICM has talked to Roman Stiftner, Managing Director of the Austrian Non-Ferrous Metals Federation.
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Video recordings of BIR Global Forum

| From 2 to 23 June 2020, BIR organised a series of 11 online commodity sessions. 1470 members participated online. Now highlights and full video archives are available for all BIR members.

Collaboration for closed-loop IT reuse

| Tech firms are called ‘big tech’ for a reason. In 2019, over 2.2 billion new phones, tablets and laptops were sold across the globe.
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