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Format: 2017-07-28
Format: 2017-07-28
Organised by the United Nations University under the aegis of the StEP Initiative, the EWAS has over the past four editions brought together nearly 80 young researchers from around the world, looking at solving the e-waste from different...
EWAM focusses on the practical implementation of these science-based solutions, in particular in policy development and e-waste system design.
Organised by the United Nations University under the aegis of the StEP Initiative, the EWAS has over the past three editions brought together nearly 60 young researchers from around the world, looking at solving the e-waste from different...
A new infographic by fonebank has been making the rounds at various environmental websites that attempts to illustrate the global e-waste crisis by presenting facts in stark terms.
New standards designed to help divert e-waste from landfill by imposing a rigorous process for its collection, storage, and recycling have been set by Standards Australia. 
THE government is in the process of reviewing the National Information, Communications and Technology policy of 2003 to allow recycling of e-waste products in a bid to reduce pollution. 
As the world's second largest petro-chemical company and a leading producer of engineered polymers such as ABS, PC and PC blends, SABIC is moving heavily into post-consumer plastics recycling. 
A massive e-waste landfill in Guiyu, in southern China's Guangdong province, is much more than a graveyard for old computers, says an investigative US writer based in Shanghai. Electronic waste can be highly toxic and needs to be disposed of...
Worldwide TV shipments declined for the first time in six years – down a third of a percent in 2011 according to DisplaySearch. 
Every year, the editors of the scientific journal «Environmental Science & Technology», select the best papers among their peer-reviewed contributions, which numbered more than 1500 in 2011 alone. This year, a contribution by Empa...
UN report finds imports of waste electronics from Europe exacerbate E-waste problem in Africa 
Moves to speed up a ban on exporting e-waste to developing nations have been declared a success by green campaigners. But some fear it may hinder the flourishing repair industry which relies on e-waste in countries such as Egypt and consequently...
Thousands of tonnes of waste electrical equipment are being diverted from landfill each year through ‘unofficial’ routes such as ebay, car boot sales and incineration, according to new research from WRAP. 
In order to deal with the problem of e-waste the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India has prescribed the e-Waste Management and Handling Rules, 2011. These rules were notified vide S.O.No.1035 E dated 12-5-2011 but will be effective...
India has become a reprocessing hub for waste from around the world. But the regulation is lax, leading to concerns radioactive material may be in the products exported back to the world. 
Japan: If all goes according to plan at Panasonic, mass production of heat insulation materials through recycling glass used in cathode ray tube (CRT) television sets will be commenced in February next year. Annual output is expected to be...
With e-waste from households and small offices posing threats to the soil and health of the city, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is planning to involve rag-pickers and kabadiwallahs for their proper disposal. 
As technology used to create electronics improves, manufacturers strive to create sleeker and more compact versions of computers, cell phones, TVs and MP3 players. While consumers can benefit from these changes, electronics recyclers face a new set...
Japan's Environment Ministry is developing a plan to recycle more rare earth metals from electronic scrap. 
Europe: The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has voiced its opposition to regulating the disposal of photovoltaic (PV) panels under the EU’s Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), according to a report in...
Germany: The recent slight drop in rare earth material prices needs to be treated with caution as the global economy gradually emerges from the downturn and demand increases for electric vehicles, according to a senior spokesman for automotive...
The non-profit Basel Action Network (BAN) and LG Electronics today announced that LG Electronics Inc. is the first 'Global e-Stewards Enterprise,' a company committed to responsible recycling of its electronic waste and choosing to use e-Stewards®...
ISRI has released a new study highlighting the significant economic and environmental impact of the U.S. scrap recycling industry. The study, commissioned by ISRI and undertaken by John Dunham and Associates, looks at different kinds of economic...
The Obama administration announced a federal strategy for boosting recycling rates of electronics in the US, helping to get control over the flow of e-waste and boost jobs. It's a long-overdue move, however, some watchdog groups believe it is still...