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This “urban mining” map reveals the valuables hiding in our e-waste mountains

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.

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Apple’s E-Waste Problem Will Take More Than Robots to Solve

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.

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Sleek, Sustainable Mobile Accessories Tackle World’s E-Waste Problem

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…

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World Service – Click, China Exporting E-Waste to Nigeria

Scientists have found that China is exporting e-waste to Nigeria….

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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…

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Successful plasma trials recover precious metals from electronic waste

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.

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E-waste exports highlight need for tighter controls on ‘unethical and irresponsible’ trade

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.

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Young Stars Recognised at Scottish Resources Awards

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 →…

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E-Waste Recycler Sentenced To Over A Year In Prison For Fixing Old PCs and Selling Them

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.

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Gravity separation promises e-waste recycling boost

A new technique that uses gravity separation to remove fibreglass from resin could make recycling smartphones and other e-waste more efficient.

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Dell Launches World’s First Ocean Plastics Supply Chain

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

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The Middle East and its e-waste problem

We’re all guilty of discarding old devices for new ones. But there is great opportunity for electronic waste in the region….

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E-waste piles up in Thailand’s landfills

BANGKOK — Thailand is facing a mounting problem of waste from electronic and electrical equipment, known as WEEE or e-waste, with massive amounts bei…

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E-waste mining could be big business – and good for the planet

Discarded phones and televisions are a rich source of metals, and e-waste miners see money-making potential.