Tin Recovery

Recovering tin from processes and products is key to reducing environmental impact and moving towards a circular economy. Tin recovery processes are diverse, and depend on the product from which tin is being recovered and the desired end product. In the past, tin recovery from waste has been overlooked due to the metal making up a very small proportion of consumer waste. As legislative and consumer pressure increases, tin recovery technologies from electronic and other waste is becoming both more innovative and economically viable.

For more information on tin recycling generally, see Tin Recycling.

Bacteria recover tin from e-waste

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 stream...

EnviroLeach recovers tin from e-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...