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♻️💻 Material breakthrough will facilitate electronics recycling

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✍️ Author: Emily Atkins

🔖 Topics: Recycling

🏭 Vertical: Computer and Electronic

🏢 Organizations: Jiva Materials

A UK-based materials specialist has produced a circuit board substrate that dissolves in water, allowing the components to be recovered and recycled. Jiva Materials Ltd has developed a patented, fully recyclable printed circuit board (PCB) substrate it calls Soluboard. The company recently secured £1 million ($1.7 million) in funding to commercialize the product.

The organic structure of Soluboard means the non-toxic ingredients begin to delaminate when immersed into hot water. This allows the natural plant-based fibres to be composted, the remaining solution to be disposed of using standard domestic waste water systems and the electronic components to be removed for re-processing.

Read more at Waste Recycling Magazine