weee Articles

  • WEEE!! Don’t bin It Recycle IT

    Every year people buy thousands upon thousands of electrical equipment in the UK alone. Every year British people then throw away thousands of electrical items and why not. Since the introduction of the WEEE directive on 1 July 2007 home uses have been able to take their old electrical equipment to the local council house hold waste recycling centre for recycling. All county councils in the UK ...


    By Recycling4you Ltd

  • RoHS/WEEE compliance

    Monitoring heavy metals has never been more in the spotlight. Recent legislation in Europe and Asia looks set to keep it that way. This article outlines the impact of the new regulatory environment on suppliers of the many plastic components used in electrical and electronic equipment and provides an insight into how X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry can provide a solution for screening and ...


    By PANalytical

  • Pioneers within WEEE recycling

    In a scrap yard in Switzerland right in the middle of the beautiful Alps you can find one of Eldan Recycling’s most cherished and faithful customers – Cablofer Recycling SA. Cablofer was actually one of the first companies within the WEEE-recycling industry. Cablofer Recycling SA is a scrap metal processor dealing with ferrous and non-ferrous scrap on a 40'000 m2 plot in Switzerland. ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • 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 Bruce RID Recycling Ltd

  • RoHS and WEEE – The New European Directives

    - DO THEY WORK and WHY (Or WHY NOT)? - Current Application and Development in the EU and USA INTRODUCTION In the last few years the need to produce 'environmentally friendly' products has been seriously considered by EU countries. The debate over how and why to produce such products has moved from being consumer-led to a legal requirement. Legislation was necessary to resolve the ...


  • 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 ...


    By Recycling International

  • Cutting the cost of B2B WEEE compliance

    Dr. Aidan Turbull, Head of Eco-Design at ENVIRON, provides an industry perspective on the impact of the WEEE Directive on business-to-business (B2B) ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Impact of the WEEE directive on business-to-business firms

    The WEEE directive, which will be transposed into UK regulations in early 2005, will have a significant impact on the UK electrical and electronics industry. Aidan Turnbull, a Manager in the firm's Bath, UK, office, discusses the impact of the WEEE directive on business-to-business ...


    By ENVIRON

  • WEEE – aren’t materials too precious to lose?

    Chris Oldfield, managing director of UNTHA UK, was interviewed by leading journal MRW magazine recently, on the subject of WEEE. Drawing upon his specialist industry insight he commented on the methodology used to process WEEE and the extent to which the sector needs to go ‘back to basics’ to ensure precious materials are not lost. Conversation surrounding recyclate quality has ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • EA Charges Nine with illegal exports of WEEE

    EA charges nine people in biggest criminal investigation into illegal WEEE exports Nine people have been charged by the Environment Agency in the biggest criminal investigation into unlawful waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) exports. Officers from the EA’s National Crime Team began investigations in mid-2008, uncovering a network of people, waste companies and export ...


    By Recycling4you Ltd

  • Monitoring heavy metals for compliance with RoHS and WEEE directives

    The rapid expansion in the quantity of used electronic and electrical appliances has created a need to safely dispose of the used equipment. The European Community has introduced regulations to enforce limits on the amount of toxic metals and organic chemicals used in the production of material. Compliance with the regulations will help prevent hazards for future generations when the equipment is ...


  • Legal Lookout: RoHS, WEEE and Related EU Directives

    Product stewardship is becoming increasingly important as international regulatory requirements involving product lifecycles become more prevalent. In Europe, several directives are likely to influence global product stewardship. Background Environmental regulation traditionally has focused on regulating manufacturing facilities by limiting or preventing environmental releases and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • An information breakdown and discussion of opportunities from the WEEE Directive

    The forthcoming EU Directive on Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment will have far reaching effects throughout the supply chain. Important factors are discussed, such as the Directive's scope and policing, design and disassembly and potential market opportunities within and outside the existing supply chain.Keywords: WEEE, ROHS, environmental protection, materials selection, design for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • X-ray analysis of tin solders aids RoHS/WEEE compliance

    The hottest topic in the electrical and electronic industry for some time has been the introduction of several directives with the same implications, the Chinese Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products, the European Union (EU) and Japanese RoHS and WEEE directives. These regulations restrict the presence of lead, and other elements, in ...


    By PANalytical

  • An innovative model for WEEE recovery network management in accordance with the EU directives

    An increased interest towards environmental respect amongst consumers, managers and researchers is registered, owing both to changing sensitivity and guidelines described in technical regulations. In this scenario, the European Union (EU) directives 2002/96/EC and 2003/108/EC, controlling the management of Wastes of Electric and Electronic Equipments (WEEE) are well-inserted. Companies producing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tradable Certificates for Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    Untitled Document Executive Summary The Study This study analyses options for the design of tradeable certificate systems to finance the recovery of ...

  • Thermal Plasma Technology Supports Precious Metal Recovery from WEEE

    The article provides an overview of the history of electrical wastes, where we are today and the potential value that can be generated from recovering the valuable precious metals it contains going forward.   The article also discusses how Tetronics’ patented DC Plasma technology has been successfully employed in a wide range of environmental applications including Precious Metal ...

  • Report: Recycling of flame-retarded plastics from waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE)

    Shredder residues produced in plants processing waste electric and electronic equipment are excluded from material recycling due to a variety of polymeric materials and the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFR), which might contain banned polybrominated diphenyl ethers or toxic polybrominated dioxins and furans (PBDD/F). Herein we present a technological approach to transfer a significant ...


    By SAGE Publications

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you