E-waste

Committee targets meta-study to “systematise” e-scrap data

| Describing India as the world’s fifth-largest producer of e-waste, BIR E-Scrap Committee member Surendra Patawari Borad explained to the body’s latest meeting in Berlin that the government had introduced an extended producer responsibility system for e-waste earlier this year which proposed a 30% collection target for the first two years, rising to 70% after seven years.

New technique developed to recycle indium from waste LCD screens

| Researchers have developed a technique to recover indium, an important raw material with limited supply, from liquid crystal display (LCD) screens. The method could contribute to a resource-efficient, circular economy.
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India to generate 5.2 million tonnes of e-waste by 2020

| According to a recent ASSOCHAM-cKinetics study, India's electronic waste (e-waste) generated per year is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30%, rising from 1.8 million metric tonnes at present to 5.2 million by 2020.
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NCER report forecasts e-waste challenges

| The US National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) and Sustainability Consortium have released a report on electronic and electrical management and future challenges in waste management in the US, as commissioned by the Closed Loop Fund.
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Electronics Recycling Asia

| The 2016 edition of Electronics Recycling Asia, the premier electronics recycling conference in the Asia-Pacific region, will again explore the considerable challenges and opportunities in this sector. ICM AG is hosting the 2016 Electronics Recycling Asia conference from November 15 – 18, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Macau, China.

Urban mining: The new way to riches?

| Waste businesses vie for electronic goods to release a small fortune in precious metals

New platform for take-back of e-waste

| Take-e-way, the German take-back system for electrical and electronic equipment take-e-way presents the online platform www.take-e-back.com for the take-back of waste devices by distributors according to the amended Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG/WEEE) to its customers.

Liam disassembles iphones

| During their spring presentation, Apple has introduced the recycling program Apple Renew and a disassembly robot called Liam.

Fridge recycling: Joint processing yields environmental benefits

| When end-of-life refrigeration appliances are treated, some of the waste appliances being sent for recycling contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), while others are CFC-free. In terms of minimizing environmental impact, joint collection and joint treatment of these appliances continues to be the environmentally preferred path.

PV Cycle starts in Japan

| The compliance and waste management system announced today that it will offer its waste management service for production and post-consumer waste to Japanese companies and commercial owners.

Breakthrough in PV module recycling

| PV cycle has announced a new record in silicon based PV module recycling, achieving a 96% recycling rate in real-world performance.

Industry demands legally binding EN 50625 Standards on WEEE

| CECED, DIGITALEUROPE, EERA and the WEEE Forum call on the European Commission to prepare an Implementing Regulation in accordance with the provisions laid down in article 8.5 of the Directive, that would oblige Member States to require mandatory compliance to the EN 50625 Series for all WEEE treatment facilities in the EU.

E-waste sector facing new challenges

| The electrical and electronic waste recycling sector is currently having to deal with a difficult market environment, a fact again made abundantly clear at this year's International Electronics Recycling Congress in Salzburg. About 500 representatives from the industry joined the congress.

PV Cycle certified with ISO 9001 and 14001

| The Association’s Italian, French, Spanish and German subsidiaries have been audited against the ISO standards as well as the Headquarters’ branches in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
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