electronics recycling industry 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Resource Conservation Challenge: Update

    Resource Conservation Challenge: An Overview Launched in 2002, the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) implements Congress’ charge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act to prevent pollution and conserve natural resources and energy by managing materials more efficiently. The RCC is a national ...

  • War of words waged over Big Apple’s e-waste law

    A legal battle over an e-waste law enacted in New York City could have far-reaching implications throughout the United States and create a “chilling effect” on existing state programs and pending legislation, according to a leading environmental organization. That scenario, however, is being dismissed by industry trade groups representing manufacturers, retailers and distributors of electronics ...

  • Seeing Through The Fog

    Many of you have heard the old cliché, “you get what you pay for.” For the purposes of this article, I’d like you to apply this thought towards your corporation’s business relationship with its vendors. In today’s business world, this statement still applies to the various business segments in which your corporation has decided to utilize an external vendor to ...


    By Dynamic Recycling

  • Using the kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) as a bioindicator of PCBs and PBDEs in the dinghushan biosphere reserve, China

    The Dinghushan Biosphere Reserve is a nature reserve and a site for the study of tropical and subtropical forest ecosystems. Rapid industrialization and intensive electronic waste‐recycling activities around the biosphere reserve have resulted in elevated levels of industrial organic contaminants in the local environment that may cause adverse effects on wildlife that inhabits this area. In ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Empirical analysis of collaboration potential of SMEs in product recovery networks in Germany

    The operating area of treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is currently subject of major legal, organisational, and structural changes. To assist small- and medium-sized disassembly companies in anticipating these changes, framework and future requirements as well as material flows and processes in treatment of WEEE are analysed. It is expected that SMEs can only persist ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Design Method of Plastic Subtraction

    The R&D Department considers the need for recycling and disassembly when designing products. The material suitable for plastic recycling in the United States does not focus on which plastic is the best choice for making individual parts, but on materials that can be widely used. This is a revolutionary change in conception.   In order to facilitate  ...

  • 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 ...

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