8th February 2018
European Recycling Platform Reaches WEEE Treatment Milestone

European Recycling Platform Reaches WEEE Treatment Milestone

European Recycling Platform (ERP) has reached a significant milestone by collecting and treating more than 3m tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) across Europe since its foundation in 2002. This number equals the amount of WEEE generated by … Continue reading

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18th January 2018
First European Database Identifies Recovery Potential Of “Urban Mining”

First European Database Identifies Recovery Potential Of “Urban Mining”

Expert organisations have united to create the first European database of valuable materials available for “urban mining” from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, waste electronic and electrical equipment, and mining wastes. The Urban Mine Platform, created by 17 partners in project ProSUM … Continue reading

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11th January 2018
Dell Launches “Industry-First” Pilot To Use Recycled Gold From E-Waste

Dell Launches “Industry-First” Pilot To Use Recycled Gold From E-Waste

Dell has announced what it has called an “industry-first” pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards. The pilot follows a successful feasibility study on server motherboards. The closed-loop gold process could support the creation of … Continue reading

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9th January 2018
E-Waste Rises 8% By Weight In 2 Years As Incomes Rise, Prices Fall

E-Waste Rises 8% By Weight In 2 Years As Incomes Rise, Prices Fall

A report on global e-waste – discarded products with a battery or plug – shows 44.7m metric tonnes (Mt) generated in 2016… up 3.3Mt or 8% from 2014. In 2016 the world generated e-waste – everything from end-of-life refrigerators and … Continue reading

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10th November 2017
Data Security Fears Prevent Household Electrical Items Being Recycled

Data Security Fears Prevent Household Electrical Items Being Recycled

Personal data security fears are preventing households in the UK from disposing of old, broken and unused electricals correctly according to a new survey by REPIC, the UK’s largest WEEE producer compliance scheme. 69% of people questioned admitted to having … Continue reading

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2nd August 2017
Funding Boost For Councils To Target WEEE Reuse

Funding Boost For Councils To Target WEEE Reuse

Producers and retailers of electrical equipment have launched a fund of £665,000 aimed at supporting projects, led by local authorities, to deliver increased levels of reuse and recycling of waste electrical equipment. Proposals are now sought from local authorities working … Continue reading

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17th July 2017
20% Of Lamps Sold In UK Non-Compliant, Analysis Suggests

20% Of Lamps Sold In UK Non-Compliant, Analysis Suggests

Recolight analysis suggests LED lamps that may breach WEEE regs, sold through online retailers, represent 20% of UK total lamp sales. Recolight, WEEE scheme for the UK lighting industry, has collated data to estimate the possible scale of WEEE non-compliance … Continue reading

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8th May 2017
Recycling Blaze Sees Residents Evacuated From Homes

Recycling Blaze Sees Residents Evacuated From Homes

20 people have been evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out a recycling site in Wardley Industrial Estate near Swinton, Greater Manchester yesterday (7 May).  The fire is believed to involve a large quantity of recycled computer parts … Continue reading

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