The climate cost of ‘disposable smartphones’

| Extending the lifespan of smartphones and other electronics by just one year would save the EU as much carbon emissions as taking 2 million cars off the roads annually, a new study reveals.

Eramet, BASF and Suez want to develop closed-loop recycling for Li-ion batteries

| The “Recycling Li-ion batteries for electric Vehicle” (ReLieVe) project, founded by Eramet, BASF and SUEZ, will receive a substantial funding of €4.7 million by EIT Raw Materials, a consortium initiated and funded by the European Union, and the three members.

Second International E-Waste Day gathers pace

| So far, nearly 60 organisations in 35 countries have registered to be part of the 2nd International E-Waste Day on October 14th.

“Lithium-ion batteries will be the technology of choice for EVs”

| Christophe Pillot, Director of the French consulting firm Avicenne Energy, will give a keynote on current developments in the lithium battery market at the ICBR 2019. Prior to the event, he has already given some key insights into the current market situation.

ICBR 2019: Interview with Ghislain Lescuyer

| This years’s keynote speech at ICBR will be delivered by Ghislain Lescuyer, CEO of the battery manufacturer Saft. will report on the renewable energy market and the role of electrical energy storage. Prior to his presentation we had the opportunity to talk to Mr Lescuyer and ask him a few questions.

Industry bodies: Caution and coherence in eco-modulation of e-sector fees

| Through a recast of its Waste legislation in 2018, the EU is promoting the idea that the financial contributions (or fees) that producers pay into organisations that implement the principle of extended producer responsibility (EPR), should be eco-modulated.

EMCE: Looking at the bigger picture

| in a context of global urbanisation, ageing populations and environmental and societal challenges, the EMCE 2019 conference brought together like-minded people from companies and organisations around the world, all working towards the same goals.

Second International E-Waste Day aims to raise public awareness of e-waste

| Following its success in 2018, the second International E-Waste Day will be held on the 14th October 2019 to promote the correct disposal of electrical and electronic equipment throughout the world.

Microorganisms scavenge precious metals from e-waste

| Mint Innovation has unveiled a working plant to demonstrate its technology that enables valuable metals to be recovered from electronic waste.

The E-Waste crisis and how right to repair (and recycling) can fix it

| Here’s one shocking statistic to remind us why recycling matters more than ever: We are producing 50 million tons of electronic waste (“e-waste”) each...

WEEE Forum appoints Global Ambassador

| In order to continue to share and enhance its e-waste operational know-how throughout the world, the WEEE Forum* appoints Philip Morton, its former President, as ‘global ambassador’, tasked with encouraging start-up e-waste take back organisations across the globe to join the WEEE Forum family.

Essential to find balance between trading and environmental needs

| “Free and fair trade is not free from regulation,” it was underlined to the BIR E-Scrap Committee meeting in Singapore on May 20 by Adina Renee Adler.

International Congress for Battery Recycling comes to Lyon

| The International Congress for Battery Recycling, dedicated to the battery and battery end of life industry ecosystem, is holding its 24th edition in Lyon, France, September 18 – 20, 2019. ICBR 2019 is described as the place to tackle the most challenging issues facing industry professionals and regulators today.
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European Recyling Platform collected more waste batteries than ever before

| 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.
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