TNO develops first method for fully circular electronics

(Photo: TNO Holst Centre)

April 25, 2024 – Increasingly, electronics are being integrated with plastics to form a seamless unit with the product, from automotive parts to consumer electronics and medical devices. This results in lighter, more aesthetically pleasing and cost-efficient products. But this integration complicates recycling and repair. TNO at Holst Centre developed a new disassembly method that allows electronics to be detached from the carrier at the end of the product’s life, enabling recycling and repair. This innovation contributes to future efficiency and cost savings in business, while reducing CO2 emissions and electronic waste. Initial research results were recently published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

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