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‘Legislation is the big booster’

More legislation and stronger partnerships between electronics producers and recyclers are crucial to speed up circularity and feed the world’s growing appetite for critical raw materials, observes Kunal Sinha, global head of recycling at Glencore.
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‘Celebrating progress and addressing challenges: The Plast2beCleaned Project at IERC 2024’

The Plast2bCleaned Project, an initiative aimed at developing a circular economy solution for WEEE plastics, was presented at IERC 2024, a global gathering of professionals in the electronics recycling field. Presentations by partners at the Hotel Sheraton in Salzburg highlighted the project’s pro...
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‘Midlands businessman honoured with international recycling award’

At the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) in Salzburg last week, CEO of KMK Metals Recycling and President of the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA), Kurt Kyck was bestowed the iconic IERC 2024 Honorary Award.
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‘Interview PLAST2bCLEANED’

The overall aim is to disseminate PLAST2bCLEANED’s results and learnings, as well as to investigate how these results can be further exploited or further developed. Besides presenting and discussing the technical project results, there will be a lot of time for interaction on the next steps, remov...
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‘Hey, we’re in this together’ – recyclinginternational

The circular economy will only be a success when OEMs, electronics recyclers and all the other parties involved stop blaming each other for not taking responsibility, agreed a panel of five industry experts at IERC2023 in Salzburg.
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‘Zirkularität kann nicht auf linearem Denken aufgebaut werden’ – EU Magazine

Welchen Weg nimmt die EU-Abfallverbringungsverordnung? Das war mitunter Diskussionsthema des Internationalen Elektronikrecycling-Kongresses (IERC 2023) vom 18. bis 20. Januar in Salzburg. Dabei wurden Widersprüche zur Basler Konvention deutlich. Die Klassifizierung von...
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‘Verzweifelt gesucht: Schrott’ – Recycling Magazine

Millionen Tonnen E-Schrott warten darauf, in den Stoffkreislauf zurückzukehren. Die effiziente Behandlung lohnt sich, die Technologien stehen bereit. Wieso geht trotzdem so viel verloren? Über diese und andere Fragen wurde auf dem International Electronics Recycling Congress in Salzburg diskutiert...
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‘For circularity to develop, we need circular logic’

Policy makers are fundamentally caught in a linear thought process, believes Dutchman and Austria-based WEEE plastics expert Chris Slijkhuis. During the latest International Electronics Recycling Congress Salzburg, Austria, Slijkhuis was presented with the IERC Honorary Award for nearly two decades ...
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‘Metal recovery at IERC 2023’

IERC 2023 is the leading event in the Circular Economy Electronics world. The event brings together more than 500 international professionals from production, design, promotion, business development, material supply, recycling, logistics and authorities.
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