Recycling and waste management of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

FutuRaM project to contribute to securing Europe’s supply of important raw materials

The Future Availability of Secondary Raw Materials (FutuRaM) project commenced on 1 June 2022 and will play a key role in ensuring a secure supply of secondary and critical raw materials from within...


WEEE Forum expands in three continents to tackle the global e-waste challenge

The WEEE Forum, which represents e-waste Producer Responsibility Organisations throughout the world, is continuing to grow its global membership with the recent addition of new members from Colombia,...

Issue 2021-01 Reserves of raw materials

Improving the recovery of recyclables from WEEE at primary treatment facilities

The scarcity of resources and the concept of sustainability are central issues for the economic and social development of industrial nations. Germany possesses extensive reserves of raw materials in...


Germany’s households are guilty of producing THIS much e-waste

Christmas is right around the corner and Germans across the country have already begun shopping for their loved ones. One of the most popular Christmas ‘gifts’ will be electronic products, but as...


Leading players seek overhaul of e-waste policy approach

A leading group of stakeholders in the e-waste sector is calling on the EU to fundamentally change its policy on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The WEEE Forum, a prominent...


GEM donates protection masks through URT

The long-standing business relationship between URT Umwelt- und Recyclingtechnik GmbH and GEM High-tech Co., Limited from China developed into a friendship some years ago. The two managing directors...


Help to improve Europe’s Critical Raw Materials recovery

CEWASTE, a project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, recently launched the consultation phase of its voluntary certification scheme. The scheme is aimed at collection,...

Issue 2019-06

IERC 2020: Get the Program!

Preparations for the 19th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2020 January 21 – 24, 2020, Salzburg/Austria are in full swing. The congress program is ready, and the brochures have been...

Issue 2019-06 Laser goes green

Efficiently recycling economically strategic materials from electronic devices

Since 2015, nine project partners from four countries have been researching how to disassemble electronics and reclaim economically strategic materials in the EU project „ADIR – Next Generation Urban...

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New WEEE recycling system in Hong Kong

According to a study, every inhabitant of Hong Kong causes, in addition to the normal household waste, an average of 21.7 kg waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) per year. To remedy this...