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.

Aurubis to invest in more efficient tin extraction

Aurubis to invest in more efficient tin extraction

Aurubis has announced that it will build a state-of-the-art recycling plant at its Beerse site - previously Metallo - in Belgium. The new plant will process copper anode sludge using a hydrometallurgical process to rapidly extract a variety of metals including tin....

E-waste tin recovery success for EnviroLeach

E-waste tin recovery success for EnviroLeach

Canadian e-waste recycler EnviroLeach have released new results showing that their environmentally friendly, cost-efficient process consistently recovers over four fifths of tin contained in circuit boards. The processed concentrate from crushed boards had an average...

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...