electronics recycling Articles

  • Comparison of e-Stewards and R2 Electronics Recycling Standards: Insights on Business and Environmental Benefits

    This white paper from Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI) explores how two different recycling standards, e-Stewards and R2, are bringing credibility to the electronics recycling industry. This paper provides a summary of each of the two different standards, including historical background, as well as comparing  the standards in terms of requirements, coverage, and business benefits.  It ...

  • Recycling trends eCycling leadership initiative

    Consumer electronics industry leaders have launched the first-ever industry-wide electronics recycling initiative to recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016, which would be a more than threefold increase over 2010. The eCycling Leadership Initiative seeks to improve consumer awareness of the more than 5,000 collection sites currently sponsored by industry; increase the amount ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The Electronics Recycling Landscape Report

    U.S. consumers are estimated to have purchased more than 1 billion devices in 2015 with over 3.8 billion devices in use or storied in households. Every year, new electronic cycles increase, leaving both a large amount of consumer electronics needing to be recycled and an exciting opportunity to enable electronic material reuse and materials recovery. Reuse, ...

  • EERA lambasts WEEE directive implementation

    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 ...

  • Process Improvements though Effective Internal Auditing

    This papaer presents a straight forward approach to the development of legal and other requirements for and Environmental Management System in the ISO 14001 certification. It was specifically developed for an electronics recycler implementing an R2 system in conjunction with OHSAS 18001. The user should be able, with consultation of the appropriate experts, develop a legla and other requirements ...


    By Full Circle Compliance LLC

  • Plastics Use in Consumer Electronic Equipment: Perspectives From Product Design to Material Recovery

    Plastics are widely used in electronic applications because of their unique functional, aesthetic, and cost performance attributes. The broad range of plastics used in electronics, however, presents some unique challenges when trying to recycle end-of-life electronic equipment. This paper discusses what recent research by the American Plastics Council has found about the types and amounts of ...


    By DuPont Water Solutions

  • E-scrap regulations: calls for stronger enforcement

    Demands for an enhanced producer responsibility system and on-going adaptation of the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) by EU member states provided the two main areas of discussion at the 2008 International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) in Salzburg, Austria. The congress was marked by a call for greater enforcement of regulations, increased collection rates ...

  • Planning models for the dismantling of electrical and electronic equipment under consideration of uncertainties

    In this paper, an approach is presented for short-term dismantling planning, including process-induced uncertainty modelled with fuzzy techniques. Weak data resulting from uncertain dismantling time parameters are modelled as fuzzy sets and integrated into a scheduling model that allows the derivation of optimal dismantling procedures. A case study from electronic scrap recycling shows the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Weee Recyclers Merger

    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 electronics manufacturers. The merger strengthens the new ...


    By S2S Electronics Ltd

  • What to consider: Selecting the right electronics recycling & asset management vendor

    As the sales executive with an R2 & ISO-14001 certified electronics recycling, scrap purchasing, and asset management corporation, I could write all day about why I think Dynamic Recycling should be your e-recycling vendor. I would rather provide you with the appropriate information to conduct your own evaluation/analysis of what to look for in choosing a recycler that is the right fit for ...


    By Dynamic Recycling

  • E-waste management

    CO2 or CFC gases are hazardous and usually found more in electrical items like refrigerator, air-conditioners, freezers, etc than in electronic equipment. These bulky items or white goods do not level down to electronic waste recyclers but mostly happens to end at the local kabadiwallas. The kabadiwalas are one of the strong supply management sources in India, so waste is locally collected by ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • GEEP’s guide to e-cycling success

    The recent Electronics & Battery Recycling congress in Toronto featured a personal view on global e-cycling solutions from Alfred Hambsch of Ontario-based Global Electric Electronic Processing - a company involved in the operation of e-scrap plants across three ...

  • What Electronics Are Recyclable?

    Do you have electronics that are just sitting in your closet and you don't know what to do with them? There are companies that will take them and separate them into different categories like plastics, glass, circuit boards, hard drives and more. Some of the electronics that are good for recycling are telecommunication equipment, networking equipment, sound and visual equipment, back-up power ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • E-cycling in Europe - Buried under a mountain

    The EU Directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the RoHS directive relating to the banning of harmful substances are currently being transposed into national law by the EU’s 25 member states. This process has created a bureaucratic nightmare which is not only damaging the recycling sector but also burying the electronics industry under a mountain of costs. The high ...

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

    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 applying the concept in practice on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greener Gadgets by Design

    Regulations, incentives, and other factors are pushing manufacturers to consider recycling in the design of electronic products, but they could do more.  ...

  • Thailand - Electric and electronic cables’ recycling - Case Study

    Customer: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC WIRING SYSTEMS Country: Thailand Machinery: CABLE RECYCLING LINE Guidetti compact granulator Sincro215Mill, with refiner and production up to 120 kg/h, for electric and electronic cables’ recycling. Advantages: thinner cables are conveyed to the refiner for a further reduction, ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

  • 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 GmbH

  • Interview with Surendra Borad Patawari, Gemini Corporation N.V., Belgium

    19th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2020 The new year still seems to be a long way off, but as we know, time flies. It's only another ten weeks until the 19th International Electronics Recycling Congress 2020 starts. We hope you have already saved the date from January 21 to 24, 2020! The conference will again be taking place in ...


    By ICM AG

  • Japan - Electric and electronic cables’ recycling - Case Study

    Customer: MORITA Country: Japan Machinery: CABLES’ RECYCLING LINE Line composed by the PMG600 pre-shredder and by the latest Guidetti granulator Sincro415Mill, with production capacity up to 450 kg/h, for mixed cables’ recycling. Advantages: total copper recovery thanks to the zig-zag separator for the ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

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