E-waste

ICM announces15th International Electronics Recycling Congress 2016

| The IERC 2016 will take place from January 20 – 22, 2016 in Salzburg, Austria.

Fridge recycling could be CO2-Diet for the planet

| From the point of view of climate protection policy, around forty percent of the waste refrigeration appliances awaiting recycling in Europe are ticking time bombs. Despite the fact that the Montreal Protocol, which was signed in 1987, successfully banned the production of chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFCs) and their use (for example in refrigeration equipment), a huge number of older pre-ban appliances are still in use in European households.
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PV cycle joins cross-sectorial monitoring council in The Netherlands

| PV cycle has announced to have joined the Dutch Monitoring Council as one of the founding members. With the goal of ensuring that the WEEE targets are met, the Monitoring Council plays a pivotal role in defining procedures and standards for high-efficiency collection and recycling in The Netherlands.
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Fair competition on global and on EU level is key for a sustainable EU...

| Eurofer files formal complaint against state aid for Europe’s largest steel plant and demands a more effective EU trade defence policy.
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Recycling for Rare Earths in Michigan

| 3S International claims to be the only company using a Bluebox unit in the US.

Major strides in e-scrap handling over the last decade

| Volumes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) are rising rapidly - especially in emerging countries - and yet “there is not really a level playing field” when it comes to treatment standards, it was alleged at the latest BIR E-Scrap Committee meeting by Volker Pawlitzki, Senior Vice President of the Recycling/Precious Metals Business Unit of major Germany-based refiner Aurubis.

Seafood for electronics recycling

| Invotec Group, a manufacturer of high technology PCBs, has announced its participation in the Sustainable Treatment Of Waste Using Recycled Chitosans (STOWURC) project which has been set up under the auspices of the Technology Strategy Board.

Disencouragement for US cellphone recyclers

| The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless competion Act that passed the U.S. House of representatives in late February might hurt the recycling and refurbishment of cell phones unintendedly.
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