| European Recycling Platform (ERP) Germany once again increased its collection rate for waste batteries in 2018, collecting a total of 1,598 tonnes through its producer-owned take-back system.
| Andritz has modernized and started up a refrigerator recycling plant, including a Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ, at Praktik system in Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech Republic.
| Andritz has received an order from slovakian WEEE recycler Elektro Recycling to supply a Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ for their refrigerator recycling plant in Slovenská Lupča, Slovakia. Start-up for the new equipment is planned for the third quarter of 2019.
| According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the battery materials recycling market will surpass USD 40 billion by 2025.
| EERA (European Electronics Recyclers Association) calls on all stakeholders to implement ADR rules for the safe collection and transport of WEEE including batteries.
| The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has announced a new partnership with Umicore - the Belgian materials technology and recycling group - as official battery recycling partner, to recycle the lithium-ion battery units and cells used during the first two seasons of the electric street racing series.
| The massive turnout during the past youth for climate marches proves it: Climate change is a hot topic among youngsters.
| The global environmental watchdog organization Basel Action Network (BAN) today released the findings of a two-year study in 10 EU countries that followed 314 old computers, printers, and monitors in which GPS Trackers had been secretly installed.
| U.S. consumers have recycled 7.2 million pounds of batteries in 2018 through the Call2Recycle program, according to the organization.
| Last week, around 450 industry representatives came to Salzburg for the International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC. More than 39 different nations were represented.
| Andritz has received an order from Remondis Electrorecycling SAS to supply a complete recycling plant for refrigeration appliances to their dismantling center in Saint Thibault, France.
| Around 450 representatives from the recycling industry, OEM’s, academia, manufacturing, governments, media and NGOs have attended this year’s International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC).
| EU governments have supported first-ever repairability measures for fridges despite opposition from manufacturers and hesitation from the European Commission. The same progressive approach may now also be applied to other popular products, NGOs understand.
| On 15 November 2018 the European Parliament voted in favour of a very low threshold for a frequently used brominated flame retardant Deca-BDE in plastics that have been used in electronic and electrical products and waste.