| When end-of-life refrigeration appliances are treated, some of the waste appliances being sent for recycling contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), while others are CFC-free. In terms of minimizing environmental impact, joint collection and joint treatment of these appliances continues to be the environmentally preferred path.
| The compliance and waste management system announced today that it will offer its waste management service for production and post-consumer waste to Japanese companies and commercial owners.
| PV cycle has announced a new record in silicon based PV module recycling, achieving a 96% recycling rate in real-world performance.
| CECED, DIGITALEUROPE, EERA and the WEEE Forum call on the European Commission to prepare an Implementing Regulation in accordance with the provisions laid down in article 8.5 of the Directive, that would oblige Member States to require mandatory compliance to the EN 50625 Series for all WEEE treatment facilities in the EU.
| The electrical and electronic waste recycling sector is currently having to deal with a difficult market environment, a fact again made abundantly clear at this year's International Electronics Recycling Congress in Salzburg. About 500 representatives from the industry joined the congress.
| The Association’s Italian, French, Spanish and German subsidiaries have been audited against the ISO standards as well as the Headquarters’ branches in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
| The e-scrap recycling sector is the victim of “a messaging issue” and of the general circulation of “mixed” and “inconsistent” information that has unfairly tarnished its image, the latest BIR E-Scrap Committee meeting in Prague was told by committee member Robin Wiener, President of the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).
| German WEEE law ElektroG came into force on October 24, bringing PV modules under the scope of mandatory Producer responsibility.
| The battery recycling sector needs to adjust to the increasing volumes of lithium-ion batteries on the market. The number of lithium-ion batteries currently in use is constantly growing, particularly in the fields of electronics and electric mobility. This fact became evident last week in Montreux, Switzerland, where the international battery recycling industry came together at the International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015.
| Trina Solar, SunPower, Solar Frontier, JinkoSolar, Conergy, aleo solar and Producer compliance and waste management scheme PV Cycle have expressed their concern about companies’ negligence to comply with legal requirements of EU-wide WEEE legislations.
| The IERC 2016 will take place from January 20 – 22, 2016 in Salzburg, Austria.
| From the point of view of climate protection policy, around forty percent of the waste refrigeration appliances awaiting recycling in Europe are ticking time bombs. Despite the fact that the Montreal Protocol, which was signed in 1987, successfully banned the production of chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFCs) and their use (for example in refrigeration equipment), a huge number of older pre-ban appliances are still in use in European households.
| PV cycle has announced to have joined the Dutch Monitoring Council as one of the founding members. With the goal of ensuring that the WEEE targets are met, the Monitoring Council plays a pivotal role in defining procedures and standards for high-efficiency collection and recycling in The Netherlands.
| Eurofer files formal complaint against state aid for Europe’s largest steel plant and demands a more effective EU trade defence policy.