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Format: 2017-05-25
Format: 2017-05-25
Communications equipment manufacturers, Nokia, launched a campaign on Friday in association with Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aimed at helping to control conditions the precipitated climate change and environmental degradation....
We all know there's gold in them thar hills - but what about the ruthenium in them thar garbage dumps? As we have reported, the world is facing looming shortages of ruthenium, and other metals few people have ever heard of - indium, tellurium,...
As the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean, Costa Rica through its Ministry of Health and Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications approved a comprehensive producer responsibility regulation for electronic products.
The Basel Action Network, an American watchdog group that has sought to curb the export of toxic electronic waste from the United States, plans to begin a new certification and auditing program on Thursday for both recyclers and companies that...
A ship laden with toxic products, otherwise known as e-wastes, is due to arrive in Lagos port tomorrow, a Dutch agency, VROM-Inspectorate and the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) have alerted the Federal...
NEW DELHI: The plastic scrap market in Mundka which caught fire early morning on Sunday was a big dumping ground for electronic waste items. Several tonnes of hazardous e-waste — discarded television sets, computers, photocopying machines and...
The toxic trade watchdog Basel Action Network (BAN) today denounced the long awaited attempt at policy reform for electronic waste export from the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) as a “greenwash” and a perpetuation of the same “...
The board of the nation's largest trade association for recyclers today laid out a roadmap addressing the growing problem of the improper export of end-of-life electronic scrap. 
Forecast of e-waste surge in developing countries prompts call to rethink export ban 
A newly created non-for-profit organisation focusing on electronic waste (E-Waste) has been established in Nuku’alofa. The organisation, known as the E-Waste Tonga is developing an e-waste collection and education program along with other...
With more than 2 Mt of WEEE collected and properly treated and reported, 2009 has been recorded as a successful year for the 39 producer responsibility organisations of the WEEE Forum. This figure is up by 30% on 2008 when approximately 1.5 Mt was...
The Bay Area is a hotbed of solar innovation and manufacturing. But will this industry become a source of local pollution? 
For hardware vendors in the Nigerian IT market, especially at the Computer Village Ikeja, it may not be business as usual very soon as the National information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) has said that hazardous e-devices imported into...
The US is taking on some serious issues associated with e-waste. Many states have taken on the idea of preventing e-waste from entering landfill sites- a somewhat belated idea, leaving them lagging way behind the rest of the world. The Vermont House...
Rocketing sales of cell phones, gadgets, appliances in China, India, elsewhere forecast Proper e-waste collection, recycling key to recovering valuable materials, protecting health, building new green economy 
HP has updated its global corporate policy on banning exports of non-working electronics to developing countries with new requirements.
Medals for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver will contain gold, silver, and copper from recycled TVs, computers, and keyboards that might otherwise have ended up as e-waste. 
Lagos — Lagos State government has started moves to contain the rising trends of indiscriminate disposal of electronic wastes especially at dumpsites and some known electronic markets in the state. To this effect, the government through the Lagos...
Like energy saving lamps, LCD displays –or ´flat screens´- contain mercury that can be released during collection and recycling. According to the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA), the number of displays that become waste is still...
According to a report from the Congressional Research Service, electronic waste ends up being exported overseas because of high domestic processing costs, even though the impacts of overseas processing can be wanting.
Ghana’s e-waste problems, long misunderstood and ignored is now receiving serious and practical attention thanks to the work of both local and international journalists and researchers.
Twenty years since the adoption of the Basel Convention, a "catastrophic accumulation" of e-waste continues to fuel a global pile of hazardous waste.
There was an audible gasp when Kirsten McIntyre told the audience that e-waste is the third fastest growing waste stream in the world,
Frustrated by inaction in Congress, a growing number of states are trying to reduce the rising tide of junked TVs, computers and other electronics that have become one of the nation's fastest-growing waste streams.