e-scrap

It is time to take recycling in Ghana to the next level, starting with the enforcement of the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act, according to Dzifa Ahazi. He laments that...
The Fraunhofer researchers confirm 'the positive environmental impact' of the reconditioning and reuse of IT devices offered by Interseroh compared with buying a new product. In addition to...
Using magnets to sort metal scrap is a 'steadily growing market' and interest in mobile systems is 'really taking flight', observes Dutch technology firm Goudsmit. This trend can be attributed partly...
The new recovery process is based on hydrometallurgy, coupled with the electrowinning of copper and modern metal scavenger technologies. This means that thermally treated e-scrap is leached in stages...
The Euro 60 million (US$ 74 million) treatment facility, initiated and financed by the Hong Kong government and developed/managed by Germany's ALBA Group, is designed to bring important change for...
Not even 40% of Europe’s e-waste generated in 2012 was recycled through official channels and it is unlikely this has changed much since then, so research by the Countering WEEE Illegal Trade...
Heralded as ‘a unique one-stop source’, I4R aims to provide a whole range of information and guidance on how to handle e-scrap. The initiative is being headed by DIGITALEUROPE and the...
Gomez’s company Pissalab delivers computers to government bodies and industries in Mexico. ‘For every new installed computer, I have to take back the old one,’ he told Recycling...
The initiative, which will be implemented in eight regions across the country, has been launched in the country’s capital Accra by environment, science, technology and innovation minister...
The innovative technique can be used to recover and restore lithium cobalt oxide, which is widely used in smartphones and laptops. It is also suitable for recovering NMC - a popular lithium cathode...
Call2Recycle recycled an estimated 14 million pounds (6.3 million kg) of end-of-life batteries in America and Canada last year. In the USA, collections of rechargeable and primary batteries amounted...
Products that are functional should be given a second chance before being collected as waste, and services that enable this should be made visible and used by more people, so argues Andreas Rehn,...
The Urban Mine Platform has built an extensive database, allowing it to present the flows of precious and base metals as well as critical raw materials in products in use and throughout their journey...
The HP Make IT Green Campaign aims to collect upwards of 10 000 used personal computers, laptops and display monitors across Singapore’s South West district by the end of the year. This...
'We are very pleased to be able to further deploy our knowhow in automotive recycling in Asia,' comments ALBA Group’s ceo Axel Schweitzer. 'Our aim is to establish a model for all of China and...
‘Over the first six years of the programme, New York state has successfully diverted hundreds of millions of pounds of e-waste destined for landfills and combustion facilities to e-waste...
The electronics recycling plant is a part of Rwanda's National E-waste Management Strategy that aims to boost recycling best practices, so KTpress reports. The site will also provide refurbished...
From December 1, T-Mobile is calling on all US residents to bring their old or broken phones to its stores across the country. The company stresses it has extended the phone recycling scheme to...
Up to 99% of the glass and metal wastes from lamps will be recycled by Veolia at the new site, thanks to hi-tech equipment that effectively crushes and separates expired mercury-bearing lamps like...
Itronics Inc. reports it saw its per-melt silver bullion production go up by 24% since May 2017 and that this will likely increase another 11% to reach a total of 35% by year-end. The company intends...
Some 26% of those questioned did not know how to delete their personal data while 33% did not think it was necessary. Pointing to ‘a real risk’ that old or unused electronics are being...
A prosthetic hand doesn't come cheap, costing as much as AU$ 4000 (US$ 3000) when manufactured conventionally, notes Sara Rickards, co-founder of RE:PURPOSE FOR GOOD. But according to the biomedical...
Since 2012, nearly 2 million mobile phones have been diverted from e-scrap burning operations in developing countries thanks to Closing the Loop. Up to 95% of precious metals that would otherwise be...
Hurricane Irma (category 5) counts as the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina back in 2005, taking 55 lives so far. The hurricane, which is believed to have...
Almost 2 million phones have been recycled since Closing the Loop started its operations in 2012. Belgium’s industry leader Umicore takes care of the metals recovery, managing over 99% metals...
More than 250 delegates from the recycling industry, authorities and academia will discuss latest developments and challenges connected to the end-of-life vehicle (ELV) business. The congress will...
Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) is the association'vs first non-European member. Through its programmes, and working collaboratively with their members, industry groups, all...
'The recycling, repair and refurbishing community is not unified enough to push back against manufacturers on the standards boards,' writes Schaffer, who runs Schaffer Environmental LLC. He points...
According to organisers, delegates will find all the major technological innovations to help them improve their management and handling of scrap - from the latest products in the solid and liquid...
In the coming eight years, companies and consumers alike will have jointly purchased as much as 277 million refurnished and used handhelds. In terms of value, the company owned segment is projected...

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