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  • Mercury Recycling suffers drop in sales

    Lamp and mercury waste recycler Mercury Recycling is looking at expanding into battery and LCD display recycling after it experienced a 9% sales drop in 2009. Its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009 showed that Mercury Recycling remained profitable despite sales dropping from GBP£3.074 million to GBP£2.789 million in 2009. Pre-tax profits finished at GBP£333,000 but were down ...

  • Engaging Hunger Through Electronic Waste Recycling

    eWaste Center, Inc. (EWC) will be holding an e-waste collection and recycling event at the Oriental Mission Church’s (OMC) parking lot located at 424 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004 on November 19, 2011 from 9 am to 3 pm. Residents of the surrounding community will have the opportunity to drop off their old end-of-life electronics (that old TV set that’s taking up space or the outdated ...


  • Electronics Recycling Asia

    November 13 -16, 2012, Guangzhou, China Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The major recycling conference in China, Electronics Recycling Asia organized by World Recycling Forum, will take place from November 13 – 16, 2012 in exciting Guangzhou, host of the world famous Canton Fair. During the ...


    By ICM AG

  • Electronics Recycling Asia

    November 13 - 16, 2012, Guangzhou, China Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The next top quality conference regarding E-scrap recycling will take place from November 13 - 16, 2012 in exciting Guangzhou, host of the world famous Canton Fair. During the conference, leading recycling experts from around the world – ...


    By ICM AG

  • Call for Papers for Electronics Recycling Asia

    Electronics Recycling Asia November 13 - 15, 2013, Singapore Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum The next top quality conference in electronics recycling will take place from November 13 - 15, 2013 in exciting Singapore. During the conference, leading recycling experts from around ...


    By ICM AG

  • WEEE recycling firm faces mercury charges

    An electrical recycling firm charged with exposing employees to mercury will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates Court on 20 July. Electrical Waste Recycling Group, based in Kirkheaton in Huddersfield, is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Company director Craig Thompson is also facing charges. The firm recycles waste electrical and electronic equipment, including light tubes ...

  • Electronics Recycling Easier on America Recycles Day 2007

    If you recycle your old electronics, you are in the minority, according to a new survey that shows only 23 percent of Americans recycle e-waste, although it is getting more convenient to do so. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Americans throw out two million tons of e-waste each year. These electronic devices contain hazardous materials such as mercury, cadmium, lead and brominated ...

  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment firm`s failure left staff with mercury poisoning

    A director from the Electrical Waste Recycling Group in Huddersfield will be sentenced next year for breaching health and safety charges. According to the Yorkshire Post (24 November) workers at the waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling plant became sick with mercury poisoning ...

  • Poisoning the poor – Electronic waste in Ghana

    The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous chemicals. The ever-growing demand for the latest fashionable mobile phone, flat screen TV or super-fast computer creates ever larger amounts of obsolete ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Spain - Recycling Electro-Waste

    Untitled Document Recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) at the end of its useful life is on the increase, particularly in the case of computer equipment. Its ...


  • Waste Management Recycle America Achieves Top Industry Designation for Quality, Environment, Health and Safety and Security in Electronics Recycling

    WM Recycle America, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), the largest waste services and residential recycling company in North America, today announced that all eight of its eCycling Services Division's North American eCycling facilities have earned the ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • 16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017

    The 16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017 will take place from January 17 – 20, 2017 in Salzburg, Austria. IERC 2017 is the recycling industry’s most important event, bringing together over 500 international experts: producers, recyclers, equipment manufacturers, recycling associations, standards bodies, refurbishers, NGOs, regulators and ...


    By ICM AG

  • eDay takes aim at NZ’s electronic waste

    Haul out that old Commodore 64 and ‘brick’ phone, because eDay is here again. eDay is designed to encourage the public to dispose of things like old computers and mobile phones in an environmentally sustainable way. It will be held on 4th of October in over thirty locations around New Zealand. eDay will be operating in centres from Kaikohe in the north all the way through to Invercargill in the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • New Jersey bans disposal of electronic waste

    Televisions, computers, cellphones and other electronic devices will not be allowed in New Jersey garbage cans and landfills after January 1, 2009 under a new law signed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine Tuesday because of the toxic materials they contain. 'The type of waste generated by televisions and computers, while relatively small in volume, accounts for a significant percentage of this ...

  • Waste Management Recycle America Facilities Achieve a Top Industry Designation for Environmental Quality, Protection, Health and Safety and Security in Electronics Recycling

    WM Recycle America, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), one of the largest waste services and residential recycling companies in North America, today announced that all seven of its eCycling facilities have earned ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Consumer Electronics Recycler Trent Silver Comments on Recent Discoveries of Child E-Waste Labor in Impoverished Regions

    Consumer cell phone and electronics recycler Trent Silver offers his analysis of the recent New York Times story on May 4th 2013, regarding toxic landfills that children pile into "mountains" in impoverished regions, burning them and extracting metals such as copper, gold, silver ...


  • Allyson Weaver and ERRC Inform Coloradans About New Electronic Waste Law

    DENVER, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Association for Recycling (www.cafr.org) named Allyson Weaver, Account Executive at Metech Recycling, leader of the Electronics Recycling and Reuse Committee (ERRC). The ERRC is helping ...


    By Metech Recycling

  • New York becomes first US city to pass electronics recycling law

    New York City Council this week passed groundbreaking legislation to launch a city-wide electronics recycling program for the 25,000 tons of discarded electronics the City collects annually, making it the first major municipality in the nation to tackle the rising tide of discarded electronics in the waste stream.  “Every time you turn around there’s a new iPod or iPhone, a new slimmer laptop or ...

  • Electronic Recyclers International and AISWMD Celebrate 125 New Green Jobs

    The Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts (AISWMD) joined Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, at ERI’s Plainfield facility today to celebrate the completion of an expansion project that created over 125 new local jobs and retained 20 more jobs. “It’s great to be able to bring more ...

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