New Zealand - Television manufacturers have proposed a levy of about $30 on imported televisions sets to pay for the cost of recycling, and an industry agreement on how to pay for the environmentally-safe disposal of unwanted computers looks within...
Efforts in e-waste recycling must go beyond computer refurbishment to include the recycling of electronic equipment, according to Uganda Green Computers Company Chairman Patrick Bitature.
Used to be that consumer products had something called "planned obsolescence" built into them; they were designed to wear out and be thrown away (partly explaining our nation's overflowing landfills).
HONG KONG: Greenpeace activists boarded the Yang Ming Success and prevented the offloading of an illegal container of waste electronic devices (e-waste) from Port of Oakland in the United States, on its way to Sanshui district in mainland China,...
Electronics and printing company Epson has pledged to reduce its CO2 emissions by 90 percent by 2050.
Getting rid of your old PC, TV and that hulking CRT monitor can be a digital pain in the you know what. Best Buy wants to help.
A Greenpeace report has called video game consoles a "toxic menace", saying they contain chemicals that could affect memory and sexual development.
The IT industry should view the buzz around green technology as an opportunity, rather than a compliance burden, according to industry analyst Bruce McCabe.
KARACHI: A panel discussion focusing on refurbished computers causing e-wastage and technological retardation in the Third World countries was organised recently.
On April 1, the European Court of Justice, the EU's highest court, banned the use of the Deca BDE flame retardant, the only PBDE now used in Europe and North America. The ban is set to take effect on July 1 this year.
The world federation of consumer organisations, Consumers International (CI), today called for tighter government monitoring to prevent the continued dumping of toxic e-waste on the developing world.
Sun has been trying to establish itself as a leader in the area of "green IT" for several years now through a focused marketing push around the notions of energy efficiency and utility computing.
Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) now appears to be acting to address the problems of e-waste that has been confronting the country.
Are you trying to rid your house of unwanted technology? Here's help
Have you ever wondered what became of your VHS player? How about that old computer with the black and green monitor, or your first cellphone that was the size of a loaf of bread?
An online project database on e-waste-related projects has been set up by the StEP Initiative. This database comprises information on projects from around the world. Project information can be entered through an easy-to-use form. For more...
The European Union has launched a public consultation on a review of its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive, with a new mandatory collection target expected before the end of the year.
Efforts by the regulatory authorities, especially, the Standard Organization of Nigeria, (SON), the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, (CPN) and other relevant bodies to devise sustainable measures to control the growing e-...
StEP, the UN supported 'Solving the e-Waste Problem' Initiative was formally launched on 7 March 2007 - find the respective media release in English, Japanese and German on
With the opening of the first professional e-waste recycling outlet in Shanghai, residents in the city's Changning District now have a more convenient channel to throw away unwanted home electronics.
From the illegal dumping of hazardous waste in foreign countries to selling old hard drives to identity thieves, recycling an old computer today raises myriad concerns.
Pune: Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad are among the top 10 cities in the country which account for the generation of electronic waste (e-waste).
PUNE: Your sleek and smart mobile phone will be a junk and a major contributor to the electronic waste (e-waste) within four to seven years.
SINGAPORE: Computer maker HP wrapped up its first National Recycling Week on Wednesday and it managed to collect over 800 units of old elect