International E Waste Day 2021

16 August 2021  -  events
This year’s International E-Waste Day (#ewasteday), taking place on 14 October, will focus on the crucial part each of us plays, as consumers and citizens, in making circularity a reality for e-products. According to the UN, in 2021 each person on the planet will produce on average 7.6 kg of e-waste, meaning that a massive 57.4 million tonnes will be generated worldwide. Only 17.4 per cent of ...

New joint report Recommendations Tackling fires caused by Lithium Ion Batteries in WEEE

12 July 2021  -  events
Good news: Today is the press release of a new joint report Recommendations Tackling fires caused by Lithium Ion Batteries in WEEE”. The report is attached and will be available at EERA website. The first deliverable of the Round table Group for this issue of high concern for WEEE recyclers was:  Characterisation of fires caused by Li-ion Batteries in WEEE. WEEE Forum, EuRIC, EERA, EUCOBAT, M...

G7: 'Mount Recyclemore' of leaders made from electronic waste in Cornwall

11 June 2021  -  events
According to a United Nations report, more than 53 million tonnes of e-waste was generated worldwide in 2019 - over 9 million tonnes more than five years earlier. Lets promote compliant recycling of WEEE in Europe and keep materials in the loop. A sculpture of the G7 leaders shaped like Mount Rushmore made of electronic waste has been erected in Cornwall ahead of the G7 Summit. It...

ECA: EU actions and existing challenges on electronic waste

02 June 2021  -  events
  The European Court of Auditors published a new report EU actions and existing challenges on E- waste:. EU e-waste targets difficult to achieve. “The collection and recovery of e-waste in the EU has improved over time, and the EU currentlyrecycles about 80 % of the e-waste it collects,” said Joëlle Elvinger, the ECA member responsible forthe review. “However, the collection, recycling and r...

ISP Virtual Model United Nations Conference: young leaders are eager to learn

19 May 2021  -  events
The ISP Virtual Model United Nations Conference (ISP Virtual MUN) is hosted by the International Schools Partnership, an international network of schools located around the world focused on inspiring children to be successful now and equip them to be successful later. To immerse these students in the world of international affairs, ISP Virtual MUN will challenge students to take on the roles of...