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Plastics not easy to separate from WEEE, finds research

A two-year research project has found that separation of plastics from waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) needs to be cleaned up because it is more complicated than previously thought. Conducted by Axion Recycling and funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the project findings were revealed at the exhibition and networking event WEEE Polymer Separation and Analysis Technologies. Examining separation techniques, the trial found that contaminants