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O2 has paid out a total of £100 million (US$ 150 million) to consumers wanting to part with their old mobile phones and tablets over the last couple of years; in 2014 alone, 420 000 devices...
'For some types of computers and other IT equipment, metal content has fallen by more than 50%,' Fuchs pointed out. 'At the same time, the costs of collection, treatment and environmentally sound...
As a result, claims Kuusakoski, the enterprise will serve as a ′one-stop global resource′ for the electronic recycling and refurbishing needs of businesses, and will ensure it can ′...
The severe lack of effective e-scrap disposal mechanisms is ′significantly′ hindering India′s market development, while instances of hazardous toxins seeping into the ground and...
CEA′s consensus forecast reflects US factory sales to dealers and covers more than 100 types of consumer electronics. New and emerging products are expected to register revenue growth of 108%...
The three companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to launch the ′Recycling Nation′s Electronic Waste′ (RENEW) programme. An earlier initiative headed by StarHub and TES-...
In its 2012 environmental report, WEEE Ireland reckons a collection level of 7.65 kg per head of population was reached in 2012 - almost twice the take-back target of 4 kg set by the EU's original...
The nation's capital alone is expected to generate up to 50 000 tonnes per year by 2015. Over the course of the next few years, New Delhi's e-scrap volumes are expected to sky-rocket, with growth of...
Identis Weee is an experimental project set up by the Hera Group, Ecolight – an Italian consortium for managing end-of-life electronic waste and batteries – and the Spanish foundation...
'We had a really difficult time with the decision and recognise it will impose a burden on some of the very small recyclers,' comments John Lingelbach, executive director of R2 Solutions. However,...
The USA is the world's largest market for new electronic products, with total sales of used electronics destined for reuse or recycling valued at US$ 20.6 billion and exports making up US$ 1.45...
Due to 'extremely favourable market conditions', the American company has regarded Chile as a worthwhile investment destination 'for a long time now', says Paul Watson, CEO of GTSO Resources, a...
The joint Australian and New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS 5377:2013 Collection, storage, transport and treatment of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment) outlines minimum requirements for the...
An unusual aspect of the development is that, besides extracting precious metals from discarded electronics, the facility itself will be built completely out of recycled materials. Huang, one of...
The collection rate for household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) dropped from around 48% in the first three quarters of 2011 to 47.2% in the same period last year. The business-to-...
On average, small electronic devices and light bulbs account for an estimated 35 million kg of the discarded products ending up in Dutch refuse bins each year, according to Wecycle. The recycling...
The EPA's mission was to have all major electronics manufacturers in the USA sign up to using only those electronics recyclers who are certified either to R2 or e-Stewards, as well as to offering...
Looking back at the US e-scrap market of last year, ISRI reports some 3 to 4 million tonnes of used and end-of-life devices were processed in the USA. More than 70% of collected material is converted...
HP hopes the venture will help the country deal with the growing volume of mobile phones, computers and similar electronic equipment generated in East Africa. According to HP’s Director of...
Turkey generates roughly 540 000 tonnes of e-scrap per year, estimates Exitcom’s General Manager Murat Ilgar, with the largest producers being the cities of Istanbul, Kocaeli and Ankara. ‘All the...
Founded in 1994, Genesis provides recycling solutions to business, government and industrial customers in British Columbia for electronics and small appliances. Genesis, which holds current ISO 9001...
Rare earth metals such as lutetium and terbium are helping to shape modern-day industry, Professor Ma stated at the recent Electronics Recycling Asia conference, citing their strong influence in the...
MeWa collaborated on the new venture with Jugo-Impex Group which owns Serbia-based e-waste recycling company E-Reziklaza. Although the company has its roots in the sale and distribution of...
‘I would say that 99% of e-waste that goes to the mainland is smuggled in,’ observes Felix Chung, Co-founder of Hong Kong-based recycling business EcoSage.According to Mr Chung, it is still extremely...
The new plant, located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, is operated by trading subsidiary Sims Recycling Solutions FZE. The venture is supported by fellow Dubia e-waste company Akhdar FZCO, which hailed the ‘...
China has been generating e-waste ‘at an astonishing speed’ in recent years, CRI states, citing a 2010 figure of 2.3 million tonnes that makes it ‘the second largest producing country of e-wastes...
Customers in Texas recycled over 12% of the phones, or 5879 devices, with California a close second on 4916 units. According to AT&T, the retailer with the highest independent score is located in...
Li Tong has been selected to serve as the pilot company for the Comprehensive Use of Used Mobile Phones Scheme, which was initiated by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the...
An issue in the UK is that it is collecting far more than required to meet the 45% weight-based target, stated Sims Recycling Solutions’ CEO Graham Davy. Noting that these figures are ‘just not being...
Analogue television transmission was switched off across a large part of the country on September 30 owing to the digital television revolution. Therefore, the New Zealand government is expecting...
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