Leo Donovan

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A new national record of 10.89kg of e-waste was recycled per head of population last year, making WEEE the second-best performing recycling scheme in Europe. Photograph: iStock

Difficulties in recycling electrical waste during the lockdown could derail the State’s attempt to comply with European Union targets, WEEE Ireland ha(...)

When dumped or destroyed or otherwise mistreated, the million of tonnes of electronics discarded across the globe every year pose a real and potentially devastating threat to human health and to the well-being of the planet. Photograph: Frank Miller

Electronic waste is a global blight, but handled properly it is one of the planet’s most lucrative opportunities to save itself. When dumped or destr(...)

Ireland currently surpasses the 45 per cent take-back target for electrical and electronic waste set by the EU, but we could be at risk of fines when this increases to 65 per cent in 2019

Half of Ireland’s electrical and electronic waste remains unaccounted for despite the country ranking in the top five in Europe for electrical recycli(...)