This “urban mining” map reveals the valuables hiding in our e-waste mountains Via Alphr: If you were determined to find a positive in the news that we generated the weight of 4,500 Eiffel Towers in electronic waste in 2016, you might cling to one solitary fact. The report estimated that buried in this e-waste mountain is an estimated $55 billion worth of precious metals.
There’s a fancy new iPhone recycling robot on the block, just in time to help Apple score some brownie points with the greens on Earth Day. Its name is Daisy, and it’s being covered with the same breathless enthusiasm the tech blogosphere served up for its predecessor, Liam.
The devices have features such as plant-based bioplastic, 100 percent organic hemp, recycled PET from plastic bottles and recyclable aluminum, as well as USB cables that are BPA- and PVC-free.Instead of using paint or toxic adhesives, they’re speckled with natural mineral crystals to create a…
Scientists have found that China is exporting e-waste to Nigeria….
Best Denki, COURTS, Gain City and Harvey Norman to join RENEW and to place e-waste recycling bins in their retail stores
Four major electronics retailers – Best Denki, COURTS, Gain City and Harvey Norman have joined DHL, StarHub and TES’ RENEW programme…
Tetronics International and Innovate UK have successfully completed plasma trials to recover precious metals from e-waste. Jerome Trefalt, the Project Manager for Tetronics gives an overview of the results and his learnings from the project.
Reports that a defunct computer screen dropped at Officeworks for recycling was shipped to a junkyard in Thailand have renewed calls for Australia to get serious about e-waste controls.
To celebrate the Year of Young People, the Scottish Resource Awards has teamed up with The Vibes Scottish Environment Business Awards to present the Young People Award.The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on the … Continue reading →…
A computer technician has been sentenced to prison for selling restore disks for computers after he was targeted by Microsoft for allegedly taking away from their profits.
A new technique that uses gravity separation to remove fibreglass from resin could make recycling smartphones and other e-waste more efficient.
Today, Dell announced that it will work with several of the world’s leading brands to develop what it describes as the world’s first commercial-scale, ocean-bound plastics supply chain. Companies
Discarded phones and televisions are a rich source of metals, and e-waste miners see money-making potential.