computer scrap Articles

  • Feedstock recycling from plastic and thermoset fractions of used computers (I): pyrolysis

    Abstract  The increasing production of computers, the progress in their performance, and the shorter time between innovation and production has led to increasing numbers of obsolete products. It has thus become necessary to recover some materials from old computers and to protect the environment from a new type of pollution. Such recycling is difficult because of the diversity of polymeric ...


  • Article: Computer Waste: A Forgotten and Hidden Side to the Global Information Society

    ABSTRACT: Whilst computer technology has radically impacted upon many facets of life, and continues almost relentlessly to do so, for several years questions have been raised about a particularly dark side to such technology, concerning its potential environmental implications where it is disposed of in an uncontrolled manner. This paper looks at the failure to date of the developed ...


  • Sorting Equipment Focus: Keeping Time

    (From Recycling Today Magazine) In with the new, out with the old. A reversal of an old adage is perhaps the best way to describe the increased demand for America’s scrap metals. The world’s hunger for new cars, appliances and buildings was a boon for steel makers in 2004.  Global steel production exceeded 1 billion tons last year, a record amount. And as the need for “new” steel products ...

  • Dual Shaft Shredder

    ¡Dual shaft shredder for plastics/rubber scrap or other solid waste recycling. Harden double shaft shredder are being used for the recycling of plastic film, woven sacks, plastic drums, used computer and office machines, as well as wooden pallets. Harden Industries also supplies custom made ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Phoenix county metals case study

    With their order placed before the instrument was officially available, Phoenix County Metals quickly benefited from their new Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 handheld XRF analyser. The robust Niton XL2 has proven ideal for Phoenix’s application, which involves the identification of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium from waste materials and products. Phoenix is a specialist ...


    By Niton UK Limited

  • New jobs set to strengthen recycling enterprise

    Leeds-based U Can Recycling is set to double its workforce in the coming year as demand for its specialist services grows. The not-for-profit social enterprise plans to expand its presence in the regeneration area of Harehills and employ another 10 staff in 2013. A dedicated computer and IT waste recycling centre in Leeds, U Can is also set to quadruple its turnover from the previous year. Part ...


    By UCan Recycling

  • India: An emerging morgue for e-Products

    India is a preferred destination for IT manufacturers all over the world. High percentage of literacy rate, improving lifestyle of the people and their economic standard are the attracting factors for the global IT players. The huge market for IT products is also luring manufacturers day by day. People’s passion for having the latest technologies is also equally attractive. Recycling and ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste

    Much of the world’s electronic waste ends up in Vietnam — not only cell phones, computers, printers and TVs, but also items many people may not think of when they consider e-waste, such as washing machines, microwaves and fans. This waste is often burned or dumped in landfills where toxicants ...


    By Ensia

  • Improved Comfort Factor with Recycled Content by Reformulation of Flexible Slabstock Foams, presented to the Polyurethanes Exposition, October 2001.

    ABSTRACTFinely ground scrap polyurethane foam (Mobius Powdered Urethane, or M-PU) is used commercially in the production of new slabstock. The ability to reformulate to maintain density, hardness, and other properties is key tomechanical recycling. Here, we present results of recent flexible slabstock trials with powdered urethane, and relatethem using simple mathematical models for the ...


    By Mobius Technologies

  • PC shipments outpace expectations

    It appears PC shipments in 2014 aren't quite as lackluster as first thought. While not exactly rosy, the latest estimate from the International Data Corporation (IDC) suggest global PC shipments in 2014 will total 303 million. That's a 3.7 percent decrease compared to 2013, but outperforms past IDC estimates that pegged shipments to fall by at least 6 percent. The major driver of the ...


    By Resource Recycling Inc.

  • In the market for a new shredder or grinder?

    For recycling companies choosing a paper shredder or grinder is no easy task. One has to consider shaft designs, capacity, speed, screen sizes, etc. E-waste has complicated matters even further. Increasingly, recyclers are calling upon shredder manufacturers to design machines that can shred not only paper, but computer hard drives and other electronic equipment as well. In this article we’re ...

  • Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

    When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard drives into many particles. Andreas Uriel, the ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

    When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard drives into many particles. Andreas ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Renishaw additive manufacturing expertise revives Hawker Typhoon - Case Study

    Global engineering technologies company Renishaw has helped bring a national treasure back to Gloucester. Using original 1938 drawings, the company worked with the Jet Age Museum to additively manufacture (3D print) four sets of unusual cockpit brackets for a Hawker Typhoon aircraft, built almost exclusively in the UK city during the 1940s. Using original drawings from ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • 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 ...


    By UCan Recycling

  • E-waste revolves around 2R

    Electronic equipments are no longer a signature statement of a select few; these are integral part of every one’s life and over a period of time will replace Pen Stand & Writing Pads from the desks of almost all. I wouldn’t be surprised if the pens & pads will be collectors’ items & sold for higher the price then the communication & computation equipments. And ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Like a phoenix from the ashes

    Thanks to growing environmental awareness, waste is increasingly being separated and recycled. However, residual waste always remains that can't easily be recycled. This ends up in waste incineration plants (referred to as KVAs in Swiss German) for disposal and reclaiming, such as the KVA Linthgebiet in Niederurnen in the Swiss canton of Glarus. Due to the strict environmental specifications ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Safer path needed for e-waste

    Instead of limiting imports of electronic waste, the Asia–Pacific region should set up a robust recycling system, says Crispin Maslog. Garbage in, garbage out is a phrase to describe what happens when computers find the wrong solution in response to the wrong input data. But when computers and other electronic products have outlived their usefulness, they literally do become rubbish ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Create a Green Office

    Creating an environmentally friendly workplace is an excellent investment, achieving significant operating cost reduction, building team spirit and creating a highly desirable employment environment. And we all know that when employee morale improves, turnover decreases and hiring and training costs decrease. Publicized effectively, environmental responsibility will also enhance marketplace image ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Implementation of the Waste Minimisation Hierarchy - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Television Victoria Pty Ltd

     The three R’s - reduce, reuse and recycle - was the battlecry used by the Ballarat-based Television Victoria in its fight against waste. Through simple but effective waste minimisation measures, the company achieved its goal of reducing waste production by 50% within only four months, two months ahead of time. The company has shown that while recycling is the most commonly used method of ...


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