2013 E-Waste Recycling Technologies


qThe report aims at providing patent-based evidence on the available technologies and the patenting trends in the area of electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and material recovery. It aims to provide background and supporting information to the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment under the Basel Convention and complement the Guideline on Material Recovery and Recycling of End-of-Life Mobile Phones and the Guideline on Environmentally Sound Material Recovery and Recycling of End-of-Life Computing Equipment. The report covers in detail patent applications and granted patents within the space of e-waste processing, and the recycling and recovery of materials from consumer products at the end of their useful life. Additionally, the report uses reference information such as news and other business data sources to extend the information into real-world applicability, and to verify the interest and commercial activity of entities mentioned within the study.