European network for innovative recovery strategies of rare earth and other Critical metals from electrical and electronic waste



Journal articles


Cesaro A., Belgiorno V., Gorrasi G., Viscusi G., Vaccari M., Vinti G., Jandric A., Dias M.I., Hursthouse A., Salhofer S. (2019). "A relative risk assessment of the open burning of WEEE" - In press on Environmental Science and Pollution Research,


Manivannan Sethurajan; Eric D. van Hullebusch; Danilo Fontana; Ata Akcil; Haci Deveci; Bojan Batinic; João P. Leal; Teresa A. Gasche; Mehmet Ali Kucuker; Kerstin Kuchta; Isabel F. F. Neto; Helena M. V. M. Soares; Andrzej Chmielarz. (2019) Recent advances on hydrometallurgical recovery of critical and precious elements from end of life electronic wastes - a review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 49, p. 212-275


Merve Sahan, Mehmet Ali Kucuker, Burak Demirel, Kerstin Kuchta and Andrew Hursthouse. (2019) Determination of metal content of waste mobile phones and estimation of their recovery potential in turkey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 16,


Cesaro, A., Belgiorno, V. and Kuchta, K. (Ed.). Special issue on Electric and Electronic Waste in Global NEST Journal, 2018.


Cesaro, A., Belgiorno, V., Vaccari, M., Jandric, A., Chung, T.D., Dias, M.I., Hursthouse, A. and Salhofer, S. A device-specific prioritization strategy based on the potential for harm to human health in informal WEEE recycling. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017

Işıldar, A., van Hullebusch, E.D.,  Lenz, M., Du Laing, G., Marra, A., Cesaro, A., Panda, S., Akcil, A., Kucuker, M.K., Kuchta, K.  Biotechnological strategies for the recovery of valuable and critical raw materials from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) A review. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2019,

Marra, A., Cesaro, A., Rene, E.R., Belgiorno, V., Lens, P.N.L. Bioleaching of metals from WEEE shredding dust. Journal of Environmental Management, 2018,

Batinic, B., Vaccari, M., Savvilotidou, V., Kousaiti, A., Gidarakos, E., Marinkovic, T., Fiore, S. Applied WEEE pre-treatment methods: Opportunities to maximizing the recovery of critical metals. Global NEST Journal, 2018,

Diedler, S., Hobohm, J., Batinic, B., Kalverkamp, K., Kuchta, K. WEEE data management in Germany and Serbia. Global NEST Journal, 2018,

Cesaro A., Marra A., Kuchta K., Belgıorno V., Van Hullebusch E.D. WEEE management in a circular economy perspective: an overview. Global NEST Journal, 2018,

Peñaherrera, F., Reinhardt, R,. Kousaiti, A. Conceptual design for data flow for a database management system for the sustainable recovery of critical metals from waste electrical and electronic equipment. Global NEST Journal, 2018,

Pehlken, A., Kalverkamp, M., Wittstock, R. Cascade Use in Technologies 2018,




Technical and Scientific Perspectives for WEEE Young Researchers presentation by Mr. Fernando Peñaherrera V. at ReCreew Young researchers session on the 30th of August, 2017 in Rhodes, Greece

How to ´spin-off´a research project: A step-by-step guide presentation by Dr. Arda Isildar at ReCreew Young researchers session on the 30th of August, 2017 in Rhodes, Greece

Data Collection and Database standards in the COST context presentation by Dr. Alexandra Pehlken and Mr. Clayton Burger at ReCreew Workshop on 21st of September, 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia


Risk assessment methodology and first results presentation by Dr. Alessandra Cesaro at ReCreew Workshop on 21st of September, 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia


Event fact sheets


Summary report of ReCreew's final meeting on 4th and 5th of February, 2019 in Turin, Italy


Summary report of ReCreew visiting the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) on 30th of August, 2017 in Rhodes, Greece


Summary report of 1st ReCreew Spring School between 5th and 10th of February, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany 


Summary report of ReCreew Workshop on 21st of September, 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia







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