electronic waste disposal Articles

  • Dewatered waste is disposed at lower cost

    By compacting and dewatering  reject, a paper recycling company avoid having to transport water for no useful purpose. SKJERN PAPIR A/S in Denmark produces 54,000 tons of liner and cardboard from recycled paper annually. In the initial sorting, the paper material is separated out from large, insoluble materials such as plastic, staples and other unwanted elements using a pulper. The ...


    By RUNI A/S

  • EU Confirms Disposal Ranking for Waste Burning

    The European Commission has confirmed that, following a European court of justice ruling delivered in February, energy recovery from dedicated waste incinerators can no longer be counted towards waste recovery targets under the EU packaging directive. By extension, the same should logically apply also to the end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (Weee) ...

  • The Trouble with Asbestos Disposal

    Hailed as a miracle mineral because of its superior fire resistance and tensile strength, asbestos was installed abundantly into our built environment for over 200 years. However, once it was established that this undeniably useful resource was a dangerous carcinogen, Australia and many other countries enacted strict regulations for handling asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM). There ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Reliable production support and fully automatic waste disposal - Case Study

    GWP Packaging is part of GWP Group Ltd, one of the leading and most versatile providers of packaging solutions in Great Britain. Customerspecific product and transport packaging made of corrugated cardboard is developed and produced in its sphere of business. Innovative thinking is the central factor behind the work of the packaging specialist from Cricklade, Wiltshire. The most recent ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Toxic and Hazardous Materials in Electronics

    Untitled Document Introduction In October 2000 Environment Canada released a report called Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications (Telecom) ...

  • BlueOak - Precious metal recovery from electronics waste - Case Study

    The Challenge In the US, consumers alone dispose of some 3.2 million tonnes of e-waste annually; more than 80% of this ends up as waste, contributing >70% of all toxic metals in U.S. landfills. In a bid to tackle this wastage, BlueOak Resources. USA announced in July 2014 that they had selected Tetronics' technology for their national project to sustainably recover precious ...

  • Environmental issues and management strategies for waste electronic and electrical equipment

    One of the great technological advancements of the 20th century has been the worldwide development of information access and communications through electronic technology. With the introduction of new technologies inevitably comes the issue of the management of discarded hardware. The growth of waste and recyclable material from the electronics and electricity age has been remarkable. The ...

  • Environmental contamination from electronic waste recycling at Guiyu, southeast China

    The disposal, recycling, and part salvaging of discarded electronic devices such as computers, printers, televisions, and toys are now creating a new set of waste problems. This study is aimed at identifying the sources and quantifying the pollution levels generated from electronic waste (e-waste) activities at Guiyu, Guangdong Province, China, and their potential impacts on the environment and ...


    By Springer

  • Mercury Emissions From The Disposal of Fluorescent Lamps

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available to the public a study containing information relating to its Proposed Rule addressing the management of mercury-containing lamps under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Subtitle C hazardous waste management system published in the Federal Register on July 27, 1994, 59 FR 39288. The study consists of an electronic model and ...

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • An exploratory study of Spanish households' WEEE disposal behaviour

    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 along a number of relevant factors was analysed and a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • These companies are figuring out how to take the toxics out of electronics

    As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment. On a Wednesday in late February 2010, Hewlett-Packard hosted an unusual training session at its offices in Fort Collins, Colorado. The technology company had decided to eliminate ...


    By Ensia

  • Optimizing collection services: Electronic tools boost your bottom line

    This economy has steadily pushed the value of recyclable commodities toward historic highs. As volume has grown in those commodities, so has the need for more automation and tracking that electronic tools and software provide. Many haulers in the waste industry start out with a truck or two and high hopes, but rarely anticipate the need for a system designed specifically to manage their business ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • MERC - Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center, South Korea - Case Study

    A better value product by replacing DMS by sensor-based sorting – Separating WEEE in South Korea Overview of Korea's Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center The client was the Korea Electronics Recycling Cooperative – the body acting as Korea's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) association. They had direct responsibility for ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Making Sense of e-Waste

    Have you ever wondered where your old PC goes? The growing utilization of electronic goods in industrial and consumer applications, fast technology obsolescence, new computer technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, etc are resulting in a lot of electronic waste. Multiple entities are taking efforts to increase consumer awareness about e-waste recycling in an ...

  • Toxins Found in E-Waste

    One of the worst effects of a skyrocketing, global e-waste crisis is the risk of toxic contamination for the environment and communities. In fact, delving into the many chemical and heavy metal materials that make up most electronic devices, it seems that toxins and electronics go hand in hand. Though many manufacturers of electronic devices are finding innovative ways to work around toxins found ...

  • Gasification - The Waste-To-Energy Solution

    Introduction Each year, Americans generate about 250 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste, or MSW—about 4.3 pounds per person per day. This includes “trash” such as kitchen waste, electronics, light bulbs, plastics, used tires and old paint, and yard waste. Despite significant increases in recycling and energy recovery, only about one-third of the total MSW is ...

  • E-waste issues and measures in the Philippines

    The continuous dependence on electronic equipment at home and in the workplace has given rise to a new environmental challenge: electronic waste. Electronic waste, or e-waste, refers to electronic products that no longer satisfy the needs of the initial purchaser. These can include a wide variety of goods, such as computers, cellular phones, TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, ...


    By Springer

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • 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

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