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Format: 2017-05-25
Format: 2017-05-25
Umicore and Rhodia have jointly developed a unique process for the recycling of rare earth elements (REE) from Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries. 
Leading the fight against electronic waste which pollutes the environment in Africa is Uganda. The country has implemented a complete ban on the import of second hand electronics. But since the restrictive policy has slowly taken full effect,...
In the latest installment of Butterfly Effect, we follow the impact of China's bulging real estate market on commodities such as copper, the latest tech innovations those commodities enable, the scrap they create, and the subsequent recycling...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a grant to the United Nations University (UNU) to help curb rising pollution and health problems associated with discarded electronics.
Mobile phone service provider Safaricom on Thursday launched a recycling scheme meant to extend the lives of mobile phones and related accessories and solving the electronic waste challenges. This is the country's first recycling scheme and...
MTN has signed a deal with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) to manage the disposal of old cellular handsets and create development in the electronic waste (e-waste) industry in SA. 
Plans by the government to convert guidelines on electronic waste management in Kenya into law in July are quite commendable. According to the National Environmental Management Authority, it plans to anchor recently drafted guidelines that...
The European Parliament backed new targets for collecting and recycling electronic waste yesterday (3 February), but said producers alone could not be left to cover the cost of collecting e-waste from private households. 
The dirty downside of the ICT industry is that computers have to go somewhere when they die and because they are full of potentially toxic materials they cannot simply be dumped in landfills. Uganda's Government has sought to tackle part of the...
Israelis set to embrace an eco-friendly way of disposing of electronic devices, says Israel Union for Environmental Defense. 
President Barack Obama used the occasion of America Recycles Day to call attention to the growing problem of improper e-scrap management. In a proclamation issued November 15th, President Obama pointed to recent initiatives to address how the...
Persecuted Roma communities in France are being forced to scavenge for dangerous e-waste, potentially threatening health and questioning the country's recycling policies. 
Responsible Electronics Recycling Act would prevent American companies sending waste abroad for first time The US has moved forward with plans to legislate against the dumping of potentially harmful electronic waste in developing countries....
Importers of Electronic consumer durables will have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Central Environment Authority (CEA) in a fortnight to collect, and dispose of e-waste, officials said. 
Finally one of the world's most gadget-obsessed nations is starting to take its e-waste recycling seriously Earlier this year, the Japanese government recruited virtual character Hatsune Miku in a campaign to shore up cell phone recycling rates...
India: A new law to tackle e-waste disposal may impact a sizeable workforce in the unorganised sector. 
When it comes to international environmental challenges, climate change is among the most commonly cited top priorities. But EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today added e-waste and four other issues to the agency's areas of focus. 
Even with the Basel Convention prohibiting International waste transfer, the dumping of e-waste into the Nigerian market and the rest of the African sub-region has continued to grow in geometric progression attracting both national and international...
Chilean tech recycling company Recycla has reached capacity to separate 4,000 tonnes per year of waste, following the opening of its expanded waste separation plant. Located in capital Santiago's Pudahuel district, the plant - which used to...
India has opposed suggestion by some developed countries for more liberal trade in remanufactured goods or refurbished old products fearing it could harm the country’s domestic industry and also have environmental ramifications. 
The New York Times Magazine published a photo essay titled “Dumping Across the Digital Divide” this week, which documents the dumping and hazardous management of electronic waste in Ghana. (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/08/04/magazine/...
IT charity Computer Aid has criticised environmental legislation for promoting recycling over reuse of IT hardware, which it claims is a more sustainable use of second-hand equipment. 
Solar cells are everywhere these days, from household rooftops to handheld devices, powering up with the sun is popular. However, while solar cells allow us to harvest renewable energy, a lot of problematic materials go into creating them, and their...
Old televisions and computers containing hazardous substances are still being exported from Europe despite a ban aimed at stopping the trade, which poisons workers at makeshift recycling plants in Africa and Asia. In Rotterdam a Dutch customs...
Kenya is courting an environmental disaster from increased electronic scrap (e-waste) unless it quickly sets up rules to curb importation of the products. The International Telecommunication Union warns that the rate at which electronic waste...