Webinar E-Scrap Committe: Changing waste stream requires more sophisticated solutions
It has been said many times over recent years that electrical and electronic equipment constitutes the world’s fastest-growing waste stream, but it is also something of a moving target. As we heard at the BIR E-Scrap Committee’s webinar in June, the composition of this stream is forever changing as, for example, the overall plastic content is increasing and individual electronic devices perform ever more functions. All this means a requirement on recycling processes and systems to be ever more sophisticated and diversified.
Dr Helmut Kolba, Chairman of the BIR E-Scrap Committee, has invited representatives of the Shredder Committee (Committee Chairman Alton Scott Newell III, President, Newell Recycling Equipment, USA) and of the Plastics Committee (Max Craipeau, CEO, Greencore Resources Limited, China) to discuss and identify synergies between the operations of their respective sectors. Topics include: operations infeed, operating machinery, downstream sorting machinery, recycled raw material output, customer profiles, current key concerns, etc. The Committee’s next webinar on November 17 will therefore provide a unique insight into coping with the many challenges that lie ahead for the sector.