This year’s International E-Waste Day (#ewasteday), taking place on 14 October, will focus on the crucial part each of us, as consumers and as citizens, has in making circularity a reality for e-products. According to the UN, in 2021 each person on the planet will produce on average 7.6 kg of e-waste, meaning that a massive 57.4 million tonnes will be generated worldwide. Only 17.4 per cent of this electronic waste containing a mixture of harmful substances and precious materials will be recorded as being properly collected, treated and recycled. Many initiatives are undertaken to tackle this growing concern, but none of them can be fully effective without the active role and correct education of consumers.
Walki Group will produce its first products with circular polymers, which will be delivered to customers this year, as part of a major step towards a zero-waste future.
Eon, an IoT platform, is working with the fashion companies and retailers to minimize waste and build the infrastructure for circular business models. …
Upcycle Studios shows it is possible to build houses from waste without making any concessions on quality or price.