weee Articles

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WEEE – aren’t materials too precious to lose?

by UNTHA UK  (Apr. 10, 2015)

Chris Oldfield, managing director of UNTHA UK, was interviewed by leading journal MRW magazine recently, on the subject of WEEE. Drawing upon his specialist industry insight he commented on the methodology used to process WEEE and the extent to which the sector needs to go ‘back to basics’ to ensure precious materials are not lost. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thermal Plasma Technology Supports Precious Metal Recovery from WEEE

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Oct. 31, 2011)

The article provides an overview of the history of electrical wastes, where we are today and the potential value that can be generated from recovering the valuable precious metals it contains going forward.   The article also discusses how Tetronics’ patented DC Plasma technology has been successfully employed in a wide range of ...

EA Charges Nine with illegal exports of WEEE

by Recycling4you Ltd  (Oct. 8, 2010)

EA charges nine people in biggest criminal investigation into illegal WEEE exports Nine people have been charged by the Environment Agency in the biggest criminal investigation into unlawful waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) exports. Officers from the EA’s National Crime Team began investigations in mid-2008, uncovering a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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) ...

Eco-efficiency as a road-mapping instrument for WEEE implementation

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 2, 2008)

A comprehensive and quantitative eco-efficiency concept for end-of-life consumer electronics is developed at the TU Delft. It addresses the key question in setting up take-back systems for discarded consumer electronics: how much environmental improvement can be realised per amount of money invested? This paper highlights the latest results of ...

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