E-waste

Battery recyclers are facing new challenges

| The recycling of lithium-ion batteries was one of the main points of focus at the International Battery Recycling Congress, held in Antwerp, Belgium.

East African Community member nations agree to form Regional E-waste Management Committee

| The East African Community (EAC) member nations have agreed to form a Regional E-waste Management Committee to tackle growing e-waste in the region. The Regional E-waste Management Committee will comprise of six nations- Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan.

Sims Metal Management with huge loss

| The companies' revenue for the fiscal year 2016 was 26.3 per cent below 2015. EBIT was minus 215,5 AUD.

Fungi recycle rechargeable batteries

| E science news reports that a team of researchers have discovered a process of extracting cobalt and lithium from waste batteries using natural occuring fungi

Electronics & Cars Recycling Conference in Macau

| The next conference in electronics and cars recycling will take place from November 15 - 18, 2016 in Macau.

Mineworx’s new organic, recyclable HM X-leach formula expedites extraction process of precious metals from...

| Extracting precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, or palladium, from electronic waste has never been an easy procedure; moreover, the process becomes more dangerous with the inclusion of solutions that primarily contain cyanide which eventually affects the environment.

Japan aims at foreign waste

| According to the Nikkei Asian Review, various Japanese non-ferrous metals companies are trying to make a business out of e-waste other countries want to get rid of.
Thüringer Landhaus Ilmenau, pixelio.de

Mineworx develops nontoxic leach formula to extract precious metals from e-waste

| Mineral processing company Mineworx said that it has developed a nontoxic leaching method that extracts precious metals from ores and e-waste. Mineworx said that this is safer for the environment than existing cyanide-based formulas.

UK Recycling facts & figures

| Uk-based Forge Skip Hirehas put together a graphic, showing how far the UK has come in the years as a recycling nation, and also a handful of bitesize facts that helps put things into perspective.

Implementation of producer responsibility scheme in Hong Kong to boost e-waste recycling

| Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department (EPD) said that progressive implementation of the producer responsibility scheme (PRS) on waste electrical and electronic equipment would boost e-waste recycling.

UNSW professor develops mini-factory to turn old mobile phones into metal alloys

| Veena Sahajwalla, a professor at the University of New South Wales, has built a prototype mini-factory at UNSW's Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology to convert old mobile phones into metal alloys.
Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

Stricter regulations help China tackle e-waste management problem

| China has taken steps to tackle rising e-waste in the country by releasing stringent regulations on e-waste management which requires a comprehensive inspection of the locality and implements monitoring of the entire recycling process.

Electronic waste poorly handled in Australia

| Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has stated that e-waste laws in Australia needs to be strengthened to better handle rising e-waste volumes in the country.

Electronics & Cars Recycling, Macau, China

| The 2016 edition of Electronics & Cars Recycling, the electronics and cars recycling conference in the Asia-Pacific region, will explore the considerable challenges and bountiful opportunities in these sectors.