Brochure Responsible recycling of CRT

20 November 2018  -  events
This brochure describes how WEEE recyclerstreat CRT screens from TV's and computermonitors with Best Available Technology incompliance with the WEEE Directive.CRT stands for Cathode Ray Tube. Despite thefact that CRT’s are not produced any longer,which makes closed loop recycling not possibleanymore, the phase out in the waste streamis still taking at least another 10 – 15 years.It ...

EERA surprised by European Parliament decision regarding UTC threshold Deca-BDE

18 November 2018  -  events
On 15 November 2018 the European Parliament voted in favour of a very low threshold for a frequently used brominated flame retardant Deca-BDE in plastics that have been used in electronic and electrical products and waste.  This brominated flame retardant was listed as “new” POP in the last meeting COP of the Stockholm Convention.  The substance was listed in REACH earlier...

EERA plant visit to Environnement Recycling , France

27 September 2018  -  events
On September 25, EERA members were welcomed at Environnement recycling, Domérat, France  for a plant visit.   For more information about Environnement Recyclling: Interesting company with creative team! Thanks for such a warm welcome.

WEEE recycling economics

06 September 2018  -  events
The study WEEE recycling economics, the shortcomings of the current business model is published. The study is performed by United Nations University. The study focussed on two important aspects: the costs of compliant recycling and the impact of scavenging components with positive value in WEEE. Every year the WEEE recyclers are losing 171 million euro, due to scavenging. Read here all outcomes...

Responsible recycling of WEEE Plastics needs to be saved in EU

25 June 2018  -  events
A new legislative proposal at EU level could make the recycling of plastics from Electronic Waste (WEEE) impossible. EERA is therefore calling for a course correction.   Plastic recycling is good for people and the environment – and indispensable for the future. Compared to newly manufactured plastics, one metric ton of recycled plastic saves three to four metric tons of CO2. In ad...