‘E-waste Mukt Bharat: Swachh Bharat’
I strongly believe that, until & unless we do not have skill development program for waste managers, reverse logistic network for collection and environment friendly technologies in place, it is of no use to set targets for formal recycling and expecting positive outcome in spite of the strictest regulation. Therefore, Training, Transport & Technology are the three integral parts of WEEE (Wisely, Easily, Effortlessly, Effectively) Management.
Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly
Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Illegal Trade (CWIT), was undertaken by INTERPOL, United Nations University (UNU), United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, the WEEE...
WEEE – aren’t materials too precious to lose?
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. Conversation surrounding recyclate quality has become louder recently, no doubt given the advent of TEEP in January. Whilst many would argue the introduction of TEEP...
A disassembly process model for end–of–life activities of manufactured products
The companies have to reuse/recover/recycle their products at the end of product life according to new environmental regulations to achieve sustainability. The disassembly process is one of the most important processes to recover/recycle/maintain products safely, economically and efficiently. A process model for disassembly needs to be developed and integrated with the product information model to collect and retrieve the necessary information as per the requirements of different EOL activities. In this paper,...
Recycling IT equipment heralds prosperous year for U Can
Leeds-based U Can Recycling is forecasting a profitable 2013 as companies across the country respond to strict new targets surrounding the recovery of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Purposefully established to focus upon WEEE – which is heavily regulated by the Government – U Can specialises particularly in the recycling of redundant IT equipment, and has recently expanded its services to include the secure destruction of data. Latest estimates show that by 2019, the UK will need...