A new sub-committee looking at electronic waste and recycling will be created by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR).
In its latest World Mirror for non-ferrous metals, BIR has announced that the electronic scrap committee will be launched at the BIR spring convention in Shanghai in May and will be part of the non-ferrous metals division.
BIR non-ferrous metals division president Robert Stein said: “Electronic scrap, evident in so many different forms, is a rapidly growing sector of our industry. It is at once dynamic and very different from the more mainstream and less complex metals so common in our industry.
“Along with that dynamism comes a very different nuance in the grades of material; the way they are treated; and the myriad of regulations that pertain to their recycling.
“It is for these reasons that we chose to establish a committee of the non-ferrous metals division to keep our members informed about this rapidly changing sector of the industry.”