Time for all of us to reflect on how we can make a difference and act for a more sustainable environment through behavioural change, increased awareness and transformative science. This is an opportunity for us to highlight a ground-breaking research centre: Singapore CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (SCARCE) is a joint laboratory between NTU Singapore and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
The joint venture synergizes the expertise of researchers from Singapore and France to address the recycling and recovery of materials from electrical and electronic waste (e-waste), such as discarded lithium-ion batteries and printed circuit boards. In addition, the laboratory explores advanced separation and extraction processes of e-waste which are less energy intensive and toxic as compared to current practices. The overall aim is to develop innovative and energy efficient solutions to recycle and recover e-waste.