| 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.
| The 24th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2019. will be held in Lyon, France from September 18 – 20, 2019. Call for papers deadline is January 31, 2019.
| A workshop, hosted by Eucolight, the European association for lighting WEEE compliance schemes, gathered more than 100 experts to discuss about online sales of non-compliant products.
| E-waste is estimated to reach a record high in 2018. Tech companies must be held accountable for profiteering from short product lifespans and a “throwaway” culture, NGOs say.
| The first International E-Waste Day held on the 13th October to promote the proper management of electrical and electronic equipment has been hailed a ‘tremendous success’ by its organisers.
| A study commissioned by the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA) has concluded that compliance requirements are substantial.
| A new report prepared for the European Commission presents the way for more sustainable batteries by exploring how new battery technologies could be designed to ensure strong performance with minimal environmental impact. Design features which make batteries easier to reuse and recycle are key, it argues.
| Umicore reinforces its compliance with the European final treatment standard for copper and precious metal bearing WEEE fractions.
| The very first International E-Waste Day is being held on the 13th October to promote the correct disposal of electrical and electronic equipment throughout the world.