15 Nov '11, 5pm

How WEEE Systems Aims to Close the E-Waste Loop

How WEEE Systems Aims to Close the E-Waste Loop

U.K. startup WEEE Systems has revealed ambitious plans to revolutionize the U.K.'s e-waste management industry, revealing it is in early-stage talks to develop a prototype plant capable of providing reuse and closed-loop recycling services to leading electronics manufacturers. Speaking to BusinessGreen , chief executive Bob Clarke said the company planned to partner with at least one manufacturer and directly involve them in the development of the plant. "We'd like to see one of the manufacturers be visibly involved," he said. "The e-waste industry is bizarre in that firms currently pay you less than the old kit is worth to take it away and recycle it, but then if anything goes wrong and it does end up in an illegal scrap yard in the developing world you are the one that gets in trouble. We want to work with a manufacturer where they agree to give us 50,000 old TVs; for ex...

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