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North American battery champion sets new collection record

USA – Consumers recycled a record-setting 14 million pounds (6350 tonnes) of batteries and mobile phones via collections across the…

Increase in recycling collection fatalities in the USA

United States – The number of deaths among recyclable materials collectors in the USA increased last year to 33 from…

E-cycling in Denmark: shrinking waste stream, rise in collection

Scandinavia – In Denmark, the amount of e-scrap generated per year increased from around 45kt to over 81kt between 1990…

O2 Recycle takes charge in e-collection efforts

United Kingdom – More than two million devices have been recycled through the O2 Recycle initiative, reducing emissions by 10…

EU struggles towards 45% battery collection target

Europe – At just 19%, Croatia and Cyprus recorded the EU’s lowest battery collection rates in 2014 while Malta (21%)…

Dutch take-back scheme shatters collection target

The Netherlands – Wecycle succeeded in collecting more than 110 000 tonnes of post-consumer electrical and electronic devices last year,…

EU partnership targets paper collection best practice

Spain – IMPACTPapeRec is the name given to a two-year project financed by the Euro 80 billion European Union Horizon…

Call2Recycle sets battery and phone collection record

North America – Compliance scheme Call2Recycle has cited enhanced consumer awareness in both the USA and Canada as the main…

Recycling in the USA: rPET commitment, e-cycling lawsuit & NYC collection success

USA – Here are the latest North American industry updates from our content partner, Resource Recycling. The leader of bottled…

Enevo expands ‘smart’ collection in California

United States – Enevo, a specialist in smart sensors and analytics-based logistics optimisation solutions for the waste management and recycling…

Fibre collections edge lower in CEPI zone

Europe – Utilisation of paper for recycling was broadly unchanged last year across the 18 member countries of the Confederation…