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OHD E-Waste Project

OHD E-Waste Project

OHD E-Waste Project

Epichem Confirms Effectiveness of OHD E-Waste Project:

Epichem today presented vital research on our OHD innovation to recycle and divert e-waste from landfill. This marks the completion of the e-waste project funded by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

* OHD technology removes plastics via oxidative dissolution, thereby concentrating major metals such as gold, tin, copper, iron and zinc
* Minor metals also identified include silver, barium, nickel, chromium, magnesium and manganese
* Plastics in e-waste converted into small organic molecules which can potentially be repurposed and/or made biodegradable
* Continuous flow and semi-batch processing capability

Epichem presented these findings today to the Environment Minister and Minister of Innovation, along with grant recipients from CSIRO and Curtin University.

"With e-waste becoming a growing concern, we are proud to see that Western Australian researchers are developing innovative ways to inform best practice when reducing e-waste ending up in landfill," said Environment Minister Reece Whitby.

"Through funding such as the WasteSorted E-Waste Grants, we are making progress towards the commitment to ban e-waste from Western Australian landfill by 2024."

"In total, the WA Government has invested $1 million in nine initiatives which, when fully implemented, will divert approximately 1,000 tonnes of e-waste annually from landfill in Western Australia," said Innovation and ICT Minister Stephen Dawson.

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