Recycling of e-waste plastics

Banning the export of WEEE plastics to third countries would greatly help reduce the presence of toxic chemicals in everyday products like food packaging, experts say. [zlikovec / Shutterstock]

Electric and electronic scrap represents a growing share of plastic waste, but most of it is currently not recycled because of inappropriate collection schemes and difficulties in dealing with the harmful chemical substances they may contain.

In this event report, EURACTIV looks at ways of increasing the recycling of e-waste.

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