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WEEE!! Don’t bin It Recycle IT

by Recycling4you Ltd  (Jul. 2, 2008)

Every year people buy thousands upon thousands of electrical equipment in the UK alone. Every year British people then throw away thousands of electrical items and why not. Since the introduction of the WEEE directive on 1 July 2007 home uses have been able to take their old electrical equipment to the local council house hold waste recycling ...

RoHS/WEEE compliance

by PANalytical  (Feb. 27, 2007)

Monitoring heavy metals has never been more in the spotlight. Recent legislation in Europe and Asia looks set to keep it that way. This article outlines the impact of the new regulatory environment on suppliers of the many plastic components used in electrical and electronic equipment and provides an insight into how X-ray fluorescence (XRF) ...

Weee Recyclers Merger

by Bruce RID Recycling Ltd  (May 4, 2007)

Bruce Electronics Recycling based in Sheffield, and RID (UK) Ltd of Huddersfield have merged into a new company, which is now known as ‘ Bruce R.I.D. Recycling Limited.’ Bruce Electronics and RID have been working together for a number of years, recycling equipment from end users, retailers, institutions, maintenance companies and ...

Pioneers within WEEE recycling

by Eldan Recycling A/S  (Oct. 1, 2010)

In a scrap yard in Switzerland right in the middle of the beautiful Alps you can find one of Eldan Recycling’s most cherished and faithful customers – Cablofer Recycling SA. Cablofer was actually one of the first companies within the WEEE-recycling industry. Cablofer Recycling SA is a scrap metal processor dealing with ferrous and ...

EERA lambasts WEEE directive implementation

by Recycling International  (Apr. 1, 2008)

A new position paper from the European Electronics Recycling Association highlights what it perceives to be serious flaws in the implementation of the EU’s Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The organisation also puts forward its own blueprint for revising the ...

Cutting the cost of B2B WEEE compliance

by ENVIRON  (Jan. 1, 2005)

Dr. Aidan Turbull, Head of Eco-Design at ENVIRON, provides an industry perspective on the impact of the WEEE Directive on business-to-business (B2B) ...

RoHS and WEEE – The New European Directives

- DO THEY WORK and WHY (Or WHY NOT)? - Current Application and Development in the EU and USA INTRODUCTION In the last few years the need to produce 'environmentally friendly' products has been seriously considered by EU countries. The debate over how and why to produce such products has moved from being consumer-led to a legal ...

An information breakdown and discussion of opportunities from the WEEE Directive

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 4, 2004)

The forthcoming EU Directive on Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment will have far reaching effects throughout the supply chain. Important factors are discussed, such as the Directive's scope and policing, design and disassembly and potential market opportunities within and outside the existing supply chain.Keywords: WEEE, ROHS, environmental ...

Monitoring heavy metals for compliance with RoHS and WEEE directives

The rapid expansion in the quantity of used electronic and electrical appliances has created a need to safely dispose of the used equipment. The European Community has introduced regulations to enforce limits on the amount of toxic metals and organic chemicals used in the production of material. Compliance with the regulations will help prevent ...

An exploratory study of Spanish households' WEEE disposal behaviour

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 21, 2011)

This paper presents the findings of an exploratory study based on a survey of 1,537 households in Spain. The questionnaire included 23 key questions regarding the number of appliances in use, previous appliances lifetimes, reasons for buying each new appliance and end-of-life handling of discarded appliances. The distribution of the households ...

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