Electronics Recycling Articles

  • Recycling Giants

    A staggering clue to the amount of electronic and electrical waste on the planet now is creatively shown by the amazing Sculpture of WEEEman at the Eden Project. The Eden Project WEEEman was made from the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment that an average British person threw away in their lifetime – over 3 tonnes per person. ...


    By G.G. Compactors Limited

  • Hard disk shredder for higher level confidential destruction

    With the development of information technology, hard disk is the common storage medium in daily life. Hard drives are solid state drives (SSDs, new drives), mechanical drives (HDDs), hybrids (HHDs are based on new hard disks born of traditional mechanical hard drives). Hard disk shredder ensures confidential destruction is safe and secure ...

  • Poland - WEEE recycling - Case Study

    Customer: AZOTAS Country: Poland Machinery: RECYCLING LINE FOR ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC WASTE A big Guidetti line delivered to Poland for WEEE recycling, electric and electronic waste, motherboards, small and big appliances, big whites, with production up to 1 ton/h. Indicated for WEEE recycling, it recovers metals with final ...


    By Guidetti Recycling Systems

  • XRF plastics and polymers analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Plastics are ubiquitous in modern life with polyethylene and polypropylene being two of the most commonly used. These plastics can be found in anything from plastic carrier bags to children’s toys, to thermoplastics and consumer products. Polyethylene and polypropylene are polymers produced from α-olefins which are polymerized using the high-pressure Ziegler–Natta process. The ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Ask Enhesa Vol. 5

    Featuring contributions from Paula Diaz, Kengo Okuda, Sansanee Dhanasarnsombat, Wassila Nabourema, Elizabeth Tomassetti and Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford ...

  • Tetronics: Meet our engineering apprentices

    My time at Tetronics International by Connor Meyrick (Engineering Apprentice, Tetronics International) A great company to work for I have been working at Tetronics as part of my electrical and mechanical engineering apprenticeship for nearly two years. Tetronics really stood out when looking for my apprenticeship as not only is it a company with forward thinking ...

  • Polluters Extended Responsibility

    "Waste generation is my right but collection & disposal is a responsibility of others. I just throw the non-value items on the streets and outside the homes of my neighbors but the waste like newspapers, plastic items, fabrics, metals, furniture, e-waste etc. which can fetch value, I store in my house & work place and sale to scrap merchants at the best prices. I do not care for the ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • 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, ...

  • (Let) electronic data media be shredded - Case Study

    When disposing of digital data media, it is advisable to take care, as untold amounts of confidential data are stored on our computers, USB sticks, CDs and DVDs etc. and represent a security risk, above all for trading companies. But what happens to these storage media at the end of their life? The Federal Office for Data Security makes an unequivocal recommendation that the rule for hard disks ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Waste prevention in Europe — the status in 2014

    This publication is part of a series of reviews by the European Environment Agency (EEA) of waste prevention programmes in Europe. The review process covers programmes in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States and the three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (Table 2.1). This second review covers the 27 national and regional programmes (1) ...

  • Hepatic EROD induction in the common kingfisher from an e‐waste recycling site

    The health effects of exposure to electronic waste (e‐waste) derived pollutants are an important issue. We explored the association between the hepatic levels of e‐waste derived halogenated contaminants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and hepatic ethoxyresorufin‐O‐deethylase (EROD) activity of the common ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and new polybrominated flame retardants in tree bark from western areas of China

    Tree bark samples were collected from 15 sites across Western China in 2013, and the polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) and new polybrominated flame retardant (NBFR) concentrations in the samples were determined. The mean total PBDE concentration was 51.8 ng/g lipid weight (lw), 85.2–99.4% lower than Chinese eastern coastal areas and the E‐waste recycling areas, BDE209 was the dominant PBDE ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly

    Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Illegal Trade (CWIT), was undertaken by ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste

    Much of the world’s electronic waste ends up in Vietnam — not only cell phones, computers, printers and TVs, but also items many people may not think of when they consider e-waste, such as washing machines, microwaves and fans. This waste is often burned or dumped in landfills where toxicants ...


    By Ensia

  • What Effect Does E-Waste Have On Groundwater?

    Groundwater is one of the most precious resources on Earth. Its yields supply water to nearly every community in the country, and without it, most of us would be driven to drastic measures to accommodate drought conditions. In fact, that very situation is happening in communities across the nation. As groundwater is increasingly negatively ...

  • 46 million tons of trash — or treasure?

    When we think of e-waste, we tend to think of phones, computers, printers and the like. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to a first-ever global look at the production, impacts and management of electrical and electronic waste released this week by the United Nations University, of the 46.1 million tons (41.8 million metric tons) of e-waste produced in 2014, nearly ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • Toxins Found in E-Waste

    One of the worst effects of a skyrocketing, global e-waste crisis is the risk of toxic contamination for the environment and communities. In fact, delving into the many chemical and heavy metal materials that make up most electronic devices, it seems that toxins and electronics go hand in hand. Though many manufacturers of electronic devices are finding innovative ways to work around toxins found ...

  • Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

    Forgetting your mobile phone can be a real pain, playing on your mind during the day. Then as you think you can feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and you come to realise how dependent we are on our gadgets. Electrical equipment has changed our lives completely and we rely on phones, microwaves, TVs, kettles, computers to keep us informed, entertained and even alive. It is hard to imagine ...

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