Bacteria recover tin from e-waste

A team at Coventry University, UK have demonstrated the potential to recover tin from e-waste using bacteria. The team’s initial results demonstrate that tin recovery from a printed circuit board (PCB) sample can reach 100%. E-waste is the fastest growing waste...

EnviroLeach recovers tin from e-waste

EnviroLeach is a Vancouver based company that recover metals from e-waste using a water-based solution. This month, the company announced a new technological advancement that allows cost-effective extraction of tin from end-of-life printed circuit board assemblies...

Aurubis seals approval for Metallo acquisition

The EU has approved a deal for Aurubis, the world’s largest copper recycler, to acquire Metallo Group. The deal was initially announced in May 2019, but in November, the EU antitrust regulators stepped in to potentially block the deal. The resulting business...

EnviroLeach prove viability of PCB tin recycling

Canadian-based start-up EnviroLeach has completed testing of its process to recycle tin from electronic waste. The company recovered 90% of the contained metal in lab-scale tests. Solders make up nearly half of all tin use, a significant proportion of which end up on...

Tinplate: most recycled packaging in Germany

Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung (GVM) in its recently published annual recycling report states that 90.4% of tinplate packaging used in Germany was recycled in 2018. The recycling rate from private end use sources was as high as 92.2%, making tinplate the...

EU to probe Metallo/Aurubis merger

European antitrust regulators are to investigate the acquisition of Metallo Group, the Belgian and Spain-based tin recycler, by Aurubis on the basis that the merged entity “could hold a dominant position in the procurement of copper scrap for refining”,...