electronic waste sorting Articles

  • Electronic waste recycling plant In Eindhoven

    Sector: Electronic scrap Brown goods, grey goods, white goods – as much as 60,000 metric tons of electronic waste are processed each year at Sims Group’s state-ofthe-art plant in Eindhoven. Analysis Combining this high throughput with a high purity degree of reclaimed raw materials is the constant goal of Paul Verhappen, Senior Process Engineer ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • 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 ...

  • Recycling Computer Waste: A Revolutionary Idea to Reduce Electronic Waste

    Time and again, we often come across words like Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Let’s face it, being a consumer, we deal with daily stuff which could be recycled and reused. The garbage which we throw into dustbin could contain various types of products which could be recycled and reused but we are not quite aware about which products could be recycled. Electronic waste is one such type of waste ...


    By Ethical IT Recycling

  • SortED a new design tool for 'end-of-life' decision making

    'SortED' is an end-of-life decision-making design guide to help companies: (a) quickly identify the implications of the WEEE directive on the products they design, manufacture and import; (b) understand the different end-of-life opportunities available to them; and (c) source practical information to help them implement appropriate strategies as quickly and easily as possible. Developed in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • High-quality plastics from waste electrical equipment

    All over Europe, electrical and electronic scrap is the waste stream showing the highest growth rates. Since electronic equipment contains the most varied kinds of materials, the recycling of such waste involves high demands with respect to separation and sorting processes. The German plant manufacturer MeWa builds state-of-the-art recycling plants for large international waste management ...


    By Sesotec GmbH

  • 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

  • Zero Waste World - When the economy goes in circles, everybody wins.

    “Don’t let fashion go to waste,” says H&M, the global clothing retailer that booked $20 billion in revenues last year. So I brought a bag of old T-shirts, sweaters and khaki pants to an H&M store in Washington, D.C., where it took them, no questions asked, and gave me a coupon for 15 percent off my next purchase. H&M takes back clothes in all of its 3,100 stores in ...


    By Ensia

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc. Responds to Increased Popularity of Organic Waste Recycling

    Most Americans are well aware of the concept of recycling and why it is important to the future of the planet. Government agencies and environmental groups have long stressed the need to place more waste into the recycle bin and less into the trash container. From paper to plastic and everything in between, “single-stream” recycling has grown in popularity in recent years. Also known ...

  • Rainbow Environmental Services aims for Zero Waste with CP Group and Siemens

    Chase Clark wants to be a recycler with Rainbow Environmental Services when he grows up. The three-year-old boy loves nothing more than watching the collection trucks roll out of Rainbow’s Huntington Beach, California Material Recovery Facility (MRF) early in the morning. “Most of the drivers have gotten to know Chase, and they’ll honk their horns and wave on their way out for ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Materials recovery from waste cathode ray tubes (CRTs)

    Executive summary ObjectivesThis is the second interim report of this project being carried out by ICER with support from Glass Technology Services. The project is examining potential markets for waste CRT glass. In this second stage five potential applications have been investigated, three for screen glass which does not contain lead and two for lead-containing funnel glass ...

  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

  • E-scrap: metals too precious to ignore

    Increased recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is providing the global recycling industry with fresh challenges. Researchers from Berlin’s University of Technology have been taking a close look at the material flowing into and out of the recycling process, paying special attention to the precious metals content. Their main conclusion is that conventional sorting ...


    By Recycling International

  • Key insurance factors to consider

    Moving towards sustainability in our culture requires social and economic challenges chat influence our everyday lives. Our efforts toward ethical consumerism have helped fuel the increase of the recycling industry. The subsequent growth of the industry results in more risks for recyclers that must be addressed. This article will help identify some of those risks and issues that you should ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Coved - Assessing the olfactory impact of a landfill site case study

    The site Non-hazardous waste landfill operated by COVED, waste management division of the SAUR group Multi-site waste disposal facility: household and industrial waste collection, waste sorting, waste storage, composting, recovery of biogas ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001certifications Odor reduction program Challenges ...


    By Alpha MOS Environment

  • 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

  • Media Markt reduced their collection costs by 40% - Case Study

    Previously the Dutch chain store for electronics, Media Markt, saw 75% of their waste end up in a container unsorted. This was too costly and inefficient. Now almost every store has a baler for cardboard and plastics and an EPS-compactor for Styrofoam. Media Markt used to collect 75% of their waste in containers unsorted. A costly, inefficient and definitely non ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Industrial Trash Compactor: Factors to Consider when Making a Selection

    Generation of waste material is inevitable in the course of industrial production and the volume can soon exceed manageable amounts, if not handled professionally. Besides this, it is mandatory by law for industries to make proper provision for it, keeping in mind the environment implications. However waste recycling has to make commercial sense too for the industries. The use of a ...

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