E-Waste: Good Practices in Tackling Fires

More and more electrical and electronic products in everyday life contain batteries, making life more convenient and pleasant. However, those same batteries, when damaged, also increasingly cause fires.

WEEE Forum and collaborate associations – EuRIC (European Recycling Industries‘ Confederation), EUCOBAT (European association of national battery collection schemes), EERA (European Electronics Recyclers Association), MWE (Municipal Waste Europe) and the WEEELABEX Organisation – have joined forces to counter the occurrence of fires caused by lithium batteries and e-waste containing lithium batteries. A new report compiles good practices addressed to all actors in the value chain, covering all phases of a product’s lifecycle.

It can be downloaded here: https://weee-forum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Tackling-fires-caused-by-batteries-in-e-waste.pdf

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2021, Page 11)