Guidance on Waste Electrical Materials

WRAP’s guidance on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Materials provides information to support better collection and treatment of individual materials from WEEE collections and advise on the use of recycled material in new products.

Recovering precious metals and critical raw materials

Are you throwing away thousands of pounds of precious metals, critical raw materials and key components? With the availability of some raw materials becoming a political and economic concern for both governments and businesses alike, the waste of these materials represents a huge cost to both your business and the UK Economy.

Find out how you can recover, re-use and re-sell important materials and components from WEEE using the links below:

Raw material consumption and waste >>
Material flow model >>

Working with flat panel displays

Want to find out how to recycle flat panel displays?  Find out about the specialised treatment of flat panel displays, using the links below: 

Flat panel display recycling >>
Report: Techniques for recovering printed circuit boards >>

Working with WEEE plastics

Want to recover WEEE Plastics or use recycled plastics in your electrical or electronic products? Find out more about WEEE Plastic recycling, using the following links:

Report: Separation of mixed WEEE plastics >>
Case study: Indesit closed-loop recycling >>
Case study: CreaSolve Process for WEEE polymer plastics >>

Further information

For further information on re-use and repair in the Sustainable Electricals and Electronic Products sector, sign up to receive the WRAP Re-use and Repair e-newsletter, or use the links below:

Guidance on collecting and treating waste electricals >>
Guidance for community waste collection events >>
WEEE Good Practice Guide >>

Where next?

Want to know more about re-use and recycling in sustainable electricals? Take a look at our reports, guides, tools and case studies for further information:

Reports >>
Guides >>
Tools >>
Case studies >>