The number of reported illegal shipments of hazardous waste from European Union countries to developing countries is increasing and better reporting of legal shipments needs to be made to understand the problem, a new report warns.
There’s been a lot of reporting about the growing flow of dead PCs, monitors and electronic junk from the US to China.
Recently, Vital Wave Consulting, of TCO fame, did a in-depth Landscape Analysis of Low-cost Computing Devices. In that report, they came away with an amazing conclusion:
While this phenomenon is a global one, the problem in Pakistan is of a greater magnitude as it has become a dumping ground of a host of obsolete computers and its accessories which are shipped to the country.
Untidy management of electronic wastes or e-waste arising from the unbridled importation of disused computers, handsets and television sets into the country has drawn the ire of the Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN...
Nigerian authorities are calling for sub-regional efforts to stop the increasing menace of e-waste dumping in West African countries.
Tonnes of toxic waste collected from British municipal dumps is being sent illegally to Africa in flagrant breach of this country’s obligation to ensure its rapidly growing mountain of defunct televisions, computers and gadgets are disposed of...
HP together with the Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa) today unveiled the first results of a pilot project to tackle the problem of electronic waste (e-waste) in Africa.
E-waste is becoming an increasing problem at Antwerp harbour.
A Belgian parliamentarian is campaigning against the export of illegal goods to developing countries.
The rapid development of technology in Turkey in recent years has meant not only an increase in the consumption of electronic goods, but also an ever-growing problem of electronic waste.
Amass of plastic in the Pacific, increasing tenfold each decade since 1945, is now the size of Texas and killing everything in its wake.
Central Environment Authority (CEA) Chairman Udaya Gammanpila has directed CEA officials to submit proposals to construct an electronic- waste recycling facility to deal with unregulated e-waste disposals.
New study argues solar industry must act early to tackle potential toxic eWaste dangers arising from solar panels
Economizing Americans look for ways to stretch the useful life of everything from shoes to computers.
ABU DHABI // Heaps of discarded mobile phones, computer motherboards and television sets accumulate in desert dumps, and the Emirates Environmental Group says much of the junk does not belong there.
India - What if you were to wake up one day being surrounded by obsolescent electronic gadgets?
e-Waste was one of the main topics at this years Waste Management Conference, and included presentations from Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda.
60 Minutes Follows America's Toxic Electronic Waste As It Is Illegally Shipped To Become China's Dirty Secret
Dumping of e-waste into the African markets, especially Nigeria, where the demand is so high has continued to be on the increase
Electronic waste, including light globes and television sets, will be banned from rubbish dumps under a new State Government plan.
Will the next administration in Washington make the collection and recycling of consumer electronics junk - aka "e-waste" - a national priority?
New research this week from the US has shown that levels of a greenhouse gas emitted during the production of LCDs and flat-screen TVs - is actually four times higher than previously thought.
Despite growing piles of electronic waste, EPA has done little to restrict the movement of such waste to developing countries.