Opportunities to maximise WEEE treatment and recovery in the UK

A summary of key findings from a range of recent research into waste electrical and electronic equipment disposal and processing in the UK.

A huge number of electronic products are purchased each year and need recycling at end of life. How this recovery occurs and the quality will depend on the treatment techniques used.

WRAP has carried out a range of research to look at the potential to maximise the recovery of material from WEEE and is looking at opportunities to advance the sector in the recovery of critical raw materials.

This discussion paper takes you through the research carried out and the potential opportunities available to the sector to build upon.

WRAP’s Waste Prevention Loan Fund provides an opportunity for organisations looking to increase capacity for re-use, repair or recovery of WEEE to receive grants or loans to support their projects.