New e-waste recycling method receives national award and funding

Recently, Researchers at the University of Leicester in the UK have received funding and national recognition for the development of a clean and zero-emission electronic waste-recycling technology.

After joining forced with UK-based company Descycle to commercialise the project, the process has been shortlisted for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Environment Award, held at its Emerging Technologies Competition.

This came after it was confirmed the researchers would be receiving £1.2 million in funding from the UKRI’s flagship scheme, to allow for the initiative to expand the recycling and recovery of e-waste and metal materials.