e-waste

It is time to take recycling in Ghana to the next level, starting with the enforcement of the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act, according to Dzifa Ahazi. He laments that...
The Fraunhofer researchers confirm 'the positive environmental impact' of the reconditioning and reuse of IT devices offered by Interseroh compared with buying a new product. In addition to...
Heralded as ‘a unique one-stop source’, I4R aims to provide a whole range of information and guidance on how to handle e-scrap. The initiative is being headed by DIGITALEUROPE and the...
Gomez’s company Pissalab delivers computers to government bodies and industries in Mexico. ‘For every new installed computer, I have to take back the old one,’ he told Recycling...
The initiative, which will be implemented in eight regions across the country, has been launched in the country’s capital Accra by environment, science, technology and innovation minister...
Call2Recycle recycled an estimated 14 million pounds (6.3 million kg) of end-of-life batteries in America and Canada last year. In the USA, collections of rechargeable and primary batteries amounted...
Products that are functional should be given a second chance before being collected as waste, and services that enable this should be made visible and used by more people, so argues Andreas Rehn,...
The 'staggering' global total of 44.7 million tonnes is equivalent per capita to 6.1 kg of discarded electronics in 2016 or, as the United Nations points out, to almost 4500 Eiffel Towers. The figure...
The electronics recycling plant is a part of Rwanda's National E-waste Management Strategy that aims to boost recycling best practices, so KTpress reports. The site will also provide refurbished...
Since 2012, nearly 2 million mobile phones have been diverted from e-scrap burning operations in developing countries thanks to Closing the Loop. Up to 95% of precious metals that would otherwise be...
Hurricane Irma (category 5) counts as the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina back in 2005, taking 55 lives so far. The hurricane, which is believed to have...
The worldwide recycling industry is expected to hit US$2 trillion by 2020. An estimated 3.5 billion people across the planet still do not have access to basic waste management services while up to 70...
More than 250 delegates from the recycling industry, authorities and academia will discuss latest developments and challenges connected to the end-of-life vehicle (ELV) business. The congress will...
Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) is the association'vs first non-European member. Through its programmes, and working collaboratively with their members, industry groups, all...
'The recycling, repair and refurbishing community is not unified enough to push back against manufacturers on the standards boards,' writes Schaffer, who runs Schaffer Environmental LLC. He points...
In the coming eight years, companies and consumers alike will have jointly purchased as much as 277 million refurnished and used handhelds. In terms of value, the company owned segment is projected...
Neometals reports that it has filed three US provisional patent applications associated with its innovative technology. The company is confident the 100 kilograms per day pilot plant in Canada will...
Samsung Electronics has declared its upcoming Galaxy Note FE device is designed to minimises waste of resources – especially rare earth metals – by incorporating parts from unopened...
Annual volumes of e-scrap in East and South East Asia surged by 63% between 2010 and 2015 to 12.3 million tonnes, according to a study by the United Nations University. China more than doubled its...
The consortium uses a cryo-mill to pulverise electronic waste - primarily the computer chips and polymers that make up printed circuit boards - into particles so small that they do not contaminate...
GRC Wireless was founded in 2002 by wireless industry veterans Marc Leff and Henry Garcia. Both founders were involved in the wireless industry since its infancy in the late 1980s, and started...
Enviroserve UAE has been commissioned by Dubai Wholesale City to build the 228 000 sq ft e-cycling plant employing ‘state-of-the-art’ equipment and with a capacity to process 39 000 tons...
On average, delegates heard, 8% of end-of-life electronics end up in the household waste bin each year while almost 9.5 million tonnes of e-scrap is generated across the EU (plus Norway and...
‘Recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of new plastic children’s toys and related products,’ INEP insists...
The innovative plasma furnace designed by Tetronics will allow Cohen’s multi-million dollar recycling plant to process an initial 20 million pounds of e-scrap annually. BlueOak says it will...
It’s a tall order to create all devices from 100% recycled materials, Apple acknowledges. To get a head start the company is dedicated to ‘inventing better ways to reuse and recycle...
Nyrstar's site will accept a wide range of electronic products such as photovoltaic cells from roof solar panels, alkaline batteries, printed computer circuit boards, cathode ray tubes, mobile phones...
  Almost nine million vehicles are ready for scrapping in India, according to Surendra Patawari Borad of Gemini Corporation at the latest Metal Recycling Association of India conference. 'Just...
Some of the equipment, including industrial controls and data destruction devices, will be developed by Converge. Other equipment will be purchased from outside suppliers with which SRS has worked...
People who join the scheme will receive vouchers which can be used to purchase items from associated companies, Hashem explains. The app can be downloaded from Google Play for free. The businessman...

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