E-waste

Study: Brominated flame retardants not hindering recycling of WEEE plastics

| The International Bromine Council, has released a comprehensive report regarding WEEE plastics flows and recycling efforts in Europe.  

WEEE Forum calls for increased role of all actors in order to meet targets

| Most Member States of the European Union will not reach the 2019 WEEE collection targets.
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XProEM: Creating sustainable solutions in LIB recycling

| Since 1991, lithium ion batteries (“LIBs”) have grown rapidly to become the energy storage of choice for portable electronic devices. Recently, LIBs have been...
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127 organisations worldwide raise the profile of the global e-waste issue

| The third annual International E-Waste Day, held on 14th October, has been the most widely publicised yet.
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Better to erase than to destroy

| E-waste is one of the biggest problems in terms of waste streams. There are various reasons for that. One perhaps not too often considered is the problem of IT equipment from companies and organisations

Philips PDS helping hotels reduce e-waste

| Philips Professional Display Solutions is offering a complimentary Android (P) upgrade across its range of HFL5014 and 6014 Google-certified MediaSuite hospitality TVs, helping hotels and hospitals (among others), to reduce their e-waste, by extending the lifetime of their existing products.

REstepIT launched to boost circular economy offer

| 3stepIT has announced the launch of REstepIT, a service that helps businesses recover monetary value from unused or obsolete IT assets, and reduce electronic waste (e-waste).
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Excessive restrictions can obstruct path to increased circularity

| The growing volume of regulation surrounding e-scrap was creating the unintended consequence of erecting barriers to recycling, claimed several contributors to the BIR E-Scrap Committee webinar on October 16.

New research: Home working trend could lead to increase in e-waste

| New research released by technology lifecycle management provider 3stepIT has revealed that the global pandemic has rapidly accelerated the digital transformation of businesses across Europe.

New guide helps MRFs manage lithium batteries safely

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA), and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have developed a Guide for Developing Lithium Battery Management Practices at Materials Recovery Facilities.

Third International E-Waste Day focuses on education to raise awareness

| More than 100 organisations from 50 countries worldwide will take part in the third International E-Waste Day taking place on 14th October.

WEEE the changemaker

| At the end of August, B K Soni, Chairman & MD Eco Recycling Ltd, spoke at the 26th annual meeting of the company.

WEEE Forum calls for action on WEEE in metal scrap

| The WEEE Forum has published a paper outlining the issues associated with the treatment of WEEE as metal scrap and has called on the competent authorities to take appropriate action.

Thailand passes strict ban on the importation of electronic waste

| Following repeated revelations of the dumping of electronic wastes, from countries such as the US, Japan, and Australia, the Thai government has finally passed a full prohibition on the import of such hazardous wastes into Thailand.

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