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Ministry of EnvironmentMinam promotes the recycling of electrical and electronic wastePress ReleaseDirección General de Residuos Sólidos de dicho sector held a virtual event for “International Day of WEEE”.October 14, 2020 – 9:08 p. m.The Ministry of Environment (Minam) has been promoting the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) nationwide, with the commitment and support of various sectors of society.

Faced with this panorama and in commemoration of the International Day of Electronic Waste (WEEE), the General Directorate of Solid Waste of the (Minam), held a virtual event where the importance of recycling this type of waste was made known.

Within this framework, the Vice-Minister of Environmental Management, Lies Linares, said that this event encourages to reflect on the special waste generated “which is growing in volume in a worrying way”.

During the meeting, the general director of Solid Waste Management of Minam, Sonia Araníbar, presented the Guide for the management and handling of WEEE, a technical document that in a didactic way shows who are the actors in the management and handling of WEEE, what are their obligations and who are the competent authorities.

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Recycling of electrical and electronic equipment

Are your electrical contacts or electronic devices defective? Do bad contacts affect your good mood?    You can clean the electrical contacts of your devices simply with WD-40® Specialist® Contact Cleaner before replacing them with new ones or having to dispose of them. Today we’ll show you how to restore the contacts of your electrical and electronic devices with a simple spray.

It also dissolves oils, greasy deposits, dirt, dust… By removing all these residues, the product effectively restores electrical connections. The product formula is not electrically conductive and is compatible with all types of materials: metals, rubber, plastics… It evaporates quickly to facilitate the drying of the circuit, leaving no residue and allowing the system to be reactivated.

To clean and restore electrical contacts, the electrical appliance to be treated must first be disconnected. In fact, the use of WD-40 Specialist Contact Cleaner should only be done on circuits that are not connected to the mains, so remember to switch it off.

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Electronic waste is full of toxic components. When we throw them away (or they go into the trash), they are exposed and react with the air, sun or rain. They then emit chemicals that pollute the atmosphere, water and soil. Sooner or later these substances enter our bodies and make us sick. Find out here which are some of the most dangerous ones and what health problems they cause. Have you ever thought about what happens to them when the devices are no longer useful and we throw them away?

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The name of the metal lithium (from the Greek λίθoς -ου, (“stone”), comes from the fact that it was found in a mineral, while the rest of the alkali metals were discovered in plant tissues.

Lithium (Li) is the lightest metal, its density is half that of water. Like the other alkali metals, it is monovalent and very reactive, although less so than sodium, so it is not found free in nature.

All the others were sintered through nuclear fusion in main sequence stars or during supernova outbursts. It has the following basic physical and chemical characteristics:

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800,000 tons of automotive batteries, 190,000 tons of batteries for industrial use and 160,000 tons of batteries for domestic or citizen consumption enter the European Union markets annually. These batteries contain lithium and other valuable metals such as cobalt, copper, etc., in their composition.

Globally, the lithium-ion battery market is estimated to generate revenues of $46.21 billion in 2022.  Due to the increasing supply-demand tension in the market, lithium prices increased by 47% in 2016, and demand is estimated to increase by 64% by 2020.