EU: Parliament and Council agree on battery law

| The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement between the European Parliament and the Council to make batteries more sustainable, circular and safe.

Time to look at the new EU Batteries Regulation implementation

| Two years after the Commission’s proposal, it is likely that tomorrow’s trilogue closes with a deal on a compromise for the new EU Batteries Regulation.

IERC 2023 Preview interview

| International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) 2023 preview interview with Raymond Langevoort, Manager Copper Raw Materials at Boliden

New EU-funded project aims to prevent fires caused by batteries at e-waste recycling facilities

| A project that will develop an AI-powered battery detection system utilising data from x-ray detectors and pick-and-place robots has commenced on the 1 September.

How sensor-based sorting technology is driving advances in e-waste recycling

| With e-waste continuing to be the fastest growing waste stream in the world, Tomra Recycling’s Segment Manager for Metal Recycling, Terence Keyworth, looks at the ways in which the latest advances in sensor-based sorting can provide new opportunities for e-scrap recyclers.

Kuusakoski: new copper centre to recycle all cables in Finland

| A €7 million processing plant for aluminium and copper containing materials will be completed next year in Heinola, Finland.

Umicore inaugurates Europe’s first battery materials gigafactory

| Umicore has inaugurated its carbon-neutral production facility for cathode active materials for electric vehicles in Nysa, Poland.

Granulator for e-scrap recycling

| Umweltschutz Höpperger has successfully completed the start-up of an Andritz ADuro G-1600S granulator at its e-scrap recycling mill in Pfaffenhofen, Austria.

International E-Waste Day: ‘Recycle it all, no matter how small!’ 

| Small, end-of-life electrical and electronic appliances present a significant challenge.

Battery recycling start-up raises €3.5m in funding

| ClimateTech startup tozero has raised € 3.5m in a Pre-Seed financing round led by Atlantic Labs.

Commission proposes EU-wide repair index

| The European Commission has published draft proposals for ecodesign and energy labelling regulations on smartphones and tablets. If agreed, they will establish a repair index and the first-ever EU-wide energy label for these devices.

Battery classification: Wastecare welcomes revision

| UK battery recycler Wastecare has welcomed the Environment Agency’s revised guidance on the classification of portable and industrial batteries, which was published last week.

“The pre-owned electronics market still has room to develop and grow”

| Kerry Chen, CEO of ATRenew, talks about the market for second-hand electronics in China, technologies for preparing for reuse und future challenges for the industry.

International E-Waste Day to focus on small electronic items

| This year, the main focus of International E-Waste Day (#ewasteday) taking place on 14 October, will be those small electrical devices that we no longer use but keep in drawers and cupboards or often toss in the general waste bin.

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