Step up collection, incentivise consumers and link WEEE with ecodesign

| On 3 June, EuRIC’s e-waste recycling event “Plug into sustainability: E-waste recycling”, brought together around 100 participants and various stakeholders to address the challenges in advancing circularity in electronic waste and chart the way forward for increased material recovery in the EU.

THM Recycling Solutions: New PG power granulator

| The successor to the ZM machine series shares the same high robustness and features lower maintenance costs, higher throughput capacities, easier handling, and reduced space requirements.

Vast amounts of waste caused by single-use e-cigarette batteries

| While the lithium-ion batteries in disposable electronic cigarettes are discarded after a single use, they can continue to perform at high capacity for hundreds of cycles, according to new research from UCL and the University of Oxford, supported by The Faraday Institution.

Efficient sorting of electronic and electrical waste

| The requirements for recycling electronic waste have increased enormously recently.

Enva commences equipment installation at Perth fridge recycling facility

| Following its acquisition of Shore Recycling’s electrical waste recycling plant in Perth, Scotland, Enva has begun the installation of equipment which will see the site fully operational and capable of processing all Scotland’s waste fridges by spring 2024.

Environmental NGOs call for EU action on e-waste

| The number of electronics on the EU market increased by more than 85% between 2013-2021, new Eurostat data reveals.

New recipe for efficient battery recycling

| Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, are now presenting a new and efficient way to recycle metals from spent electric car batteries.

Tozero opens first plant in Munich

| The company has inaugurated Europe’s first hydrometallurgical battery recycling pilot plant on the company’s one-year anniversary.

EMR and Northvolt establish electric vehicle battery recycling facility in Hamburg

| Northvolt and EMR have built and commenced operations at a battery recycling facility in Hamburg.

Plant to recycle fridges for Northern Ireland

| Andritzwill supply Enva Northern Ireland Ltd. with an automated fridge recycling plant for their new site in Toomebridge.

International E-Waste Day to shed light on ‘invisible’ electronic waste

| This year International E-Waste Day will operate under the slogan “You can recycle anything with a plug, battery, or cable!” highlighting the issue of invisible e-waste – the electronic items that often fall under the recycling radar of those disposing of them because they are not seen as e-waste.

Metso introduces battery black mass recycling process

| The process complements Metso’s battery minerals technology offering, which covers concentration and hydrometallurgical processing as well as related services.

BIR: Putting together the pieces of the global e-waste puzzle

| The global reach of e-waste issues was illustrated at the latest meeting of the BIR E-Scrap Committee, with guest presentations shedding light on the latest developments in Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Gentle method allows for eco-friendly recycling of solar cells

| By using a new method, precious metals can be efficiently recovered from thin-film solar cells.

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