electronics

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...
The brand-new PV panel recycling plant will process 1400 tonnes of material per year from 2017 and up to 4000 tonnes by 2021. It will be located in Rousset in the Bouches-du-Rhône of southern France...
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...
The automotive sector is 'dominating' the metals recycling market as it requires large volumes of metals for vehicle body and parts manufacturing. A noteworthy increase in consumers' purchasing power...
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...
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...
There are around six million cars on Sweden's roads today. Meanwhile, stricter regulations and a surge in eco-entrepreneurialism have enabled remanufacturing to blossom countrywide. Göran Andersson...
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...
Engineering plastics are used in an increasing number of markets, with popular markets including electronics, automotive, building & construction, as well as sports & leisure. ‘...
'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...
Thanks to a ‘unique chain of different sorting processes’, the Stena Nordic Recycling Centre can also recover the tangled debris that occurs when cars and other complex products are...
What I love about North America is the endless space. It is space we lack so much in Western Europe, especially in the Netherlands where I live. With 17 million people packed together on this tiny,...
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...
Around 6.7 billion batteries were sold into US markets in 2014, weighing 242.7 million kilograms, said a new report commissioned by North American battery collection scheme Call2Recycle, which...
‘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...
The new approach is said to involve safer chemical steps, converting zinc waste into a high-value zinc salt using simple leaching and hydrothermal stages, according to the Indian research team. The...
A total of 430 000 devices were collected for recycling in 2015. O2 remarks that the 'most recycled phone over the last 12 months' credit goes to the iPhone 5S. This device represented almost 15% of...

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