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Under the Microscope #2: Circular Economy
Recycling plastics from electrical and electronic equipment – challenges & opportunities
The European Commission is currently developing its Circular Electronics Initiative. A key aspect of this will be improving the recycling and recyclability of WEEE plastics. Plastics used in electrical and electronic equipment often contain additives to meet specific performance or product standards including fire safety. Recycling these is challenging due to the presence of hazardous or restricted substances which need to be removed.
Our discussion will examine the current state of WEEE plastics recycling in Europe and explore possible solutions to barriers that currently prevent higher levels of WEEE plastic recycling.