e-waste

The innovative plasma furnace designed by Tetronics will allow Cohen’s multi-million dollar recycling plant to process an initial 20 million pounds of e-scrap annually. BlueOak says it will...
It’s a tall order to create all devices from 100% recycled materials, Apple acknowledges. To get a head start the company is dedicated to ‘inventing better ways to reuse and recycle...
Nyrstar's site will accept a wide range of electronic products such as photovoltaic cells from roof solar panels, alkaline batteries, printed computer circuit boards, cathode ray tubes, mobile phones...
  Almost nine million vehicles are ready for scrapping in India, according to Surendra Patawari Borad of Gemini Corporation at the latest Metal Recycling Association of India conference. 'Just...
Some of the equipment, including industrial controls and data destruction devices, will be developed by Converge. Other equipment will be purchased from outside suppliers with which SRS has worked...
People who join the scheme will receive vouchers which can be used to purchase items from associated companies, Hashem explains. The app can be downloaded from Google Play for free. The businessman...
No less than 560 million new phones were shipped to citizens across China last year. The huge influx of mobile devices is additional to the millions of handsets lying idle at home; more than 65% of...
WEEE Solutions will be held on March 28 – 29, while RUSMET will be held on 28-30 March at the five-star Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. The high-profile business events will provide an update on...
The total volume of e-scrap in 2015 was 12.3 million tonnes, with China having more than doubled its scrap volumes to 6.7 million tonnes over the period. Hong Kong had the highest per capita rate,...
Plastic pellets are produced from scrapped electronic appliances offered to Coolrec by sources including the Dutch Wecycle system. Some 10 000 tonnes of pellets are expected to be produced every year...
The facility, which will be operated by the ALBA Group, is located in the Tuen Mun EcoPark and will have the annual capacity to handle up to 30 000 tonnes of e-scrap with the potential to expand....
For recyclers, the option to repair or reuse electronics and many other products was obviously available already, but was never that attractive because of the high commodity prices, Minter tells...
The devices, retailing for US$ 159 and nicknamed AirPods, have miniscule lithium-ion batteries secured with ‘a waterfall of glue’ that make recycling ‘very difficult’,...
Being built in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, it is claimed the e-cycling centre will process all electronic and electrical waste to a high standard while helping to create...
The ministry’s secretary Dr Sandip Chatterjee received a proposal detailing how to implement the eco-parks during a recent recycling workshop, jointly organised by parties such as the Nasscom...
Our e-gadgets are continuing to shrink in size. Last year, small appliances accounted for 55% by weight (4.9 billion pounds or more than 2.2 million tonnes) of the devices considered ready for end-of...
A series of battery-related fire incidents caused Samsung to order a global recall of its Note 7 phones. The electronics brand has reached out to consumers, saying that the handhelds ‘will not...
Growth will slow this year to 11.4% as declining copper prices reduce the amount of revenue operators can obtain for scrap material, the report states. Despite falling commodity prices cutting into...
'The lack of reliable harmonised data has long been a barrier to quantifying the potential availability of recycled raw materials,' states the WEEE Forum's secretary general Pascal Leroy. 'This...
In the remanufacturing business, Andersson explains, no two days are the same. 'On average, we send out around 350 remanufactured units a week. But what we are working on differs greatly.' Megalans...
‘This summer, the Netherlands witnessed its first lethal e-car accident when a Tesla vehicle crashed against a tree in Baarn at over 155k/m per hour,’ Van Peperzeel noted. The impact...
As of 2015, an average Danish household owns at least 27 end-of-life electronics, while an estimated 33 million units are currently in use across the country. The national collection target of 4 kg...
‘The American public continues to be scammed by unethical companies greenwashing themselves as recyclers,’ says BAN’s executive director Jim Puckett. For example, some 96% of the...
A proposal to recycle used electronics into gold, silver and bronze medals has been discussed at a meeting of Olympics officials and government/industry representatives. The meeting was organised by...
Of the 6000 people surveyed across the USA, Mexico, Russia, Germany, China and South Korea, more than half of respondents said manufacturers release 'too many' new models of mobile phones. The...
The sum forms part of the 2017 budget for New York, whose residents have been required by law to recycle e-scrap to prevent soil and water contamination since January last year. Meanwhile, a study...
According to home appliance industry organisation CECED, electronics producers body DIGITALEUROPE, e-scrap recyclers association EERA and the WEEE Forum, the European Commission proposal for...
According to MMC, which has a 90% equity stake in the new entity and Hanwa 10%, the new centre ‘will significantly shorten the period for valuation of e-scrap’ to the benefit of customers...
‘We have had a busy week,’ said Florence Champ of Pellenc ST, standing in front of the Mistral + with a smile. ‘This all-in-one concept model is based on over 1200 machines sold and...
Instead of being recycled locally, 32.5% of these devices were exported overseas on container ships. ‘Most of them went to Asia, and most were traded in likely violation of the laws of the...

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