The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) have officially began studying worldwide e-scrap generation and processing flows. This study, assisted by academics from Harokopio University, will review data regarding household electronics and appliance recycling.
The two groups initially announced the study during December of 2016. Robin Wiener, ISRI president, explained there are no existing comprehensive e-scrap studies, and this study will serve as a point of reference for e-scrap decision making.
“The genesis for this is that there is a need for a definitive study that provides data on e-scrap recycling around the world, by region, and also the trade between regions,” Wiener said.
The BIR announced the official beginning of this study during May at the annual BIR World Recycling Convention and Exhibition in Hong Kong. The bureau indicated the study’s findings will be presented during October at its World Convention roundtable sessions in New Delhi.