Electronic Recycling General Industry News
RWANDA’S E-WASTE DISMANTLING AND RECYCLING PLANT CREATES GREEN JOBS FOR YOUTH
To create jobs for the youth in TVET by deploying them in different industries, Rwanda’s only state-of-the-art e-waste dismantling and recycling facility …..
HOW WE THINK ABOUT E-WASTE IS IN NEED OF REPAIR
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy.
TODAY’S ELECTRIC CAR BATTERIES WILL BE TOMORROW’S E-WASTE CRISIS, SCIENTISTS WARN
Electric vehicles can help save the planet, but their batteries pose a serious challenge to the world’s recycling infrastructure. We need to improve and scale up recycling methods now, scientists say in a new paper.
SOLAR E-WASTE CHALLENGE
A program to support innovations in off-grid solar e-waste management. E-waste generated by the off-grid solar sector represents less than 0.1% of global e-waste streams, but investment ….
THE WORLD HAS AN E-WASTE PROBLEM
As a tech-hungry nation flush with cash gets ready to upgrade to the next generation of lightning-fast 5G devices, there is a surprising environmental cost to be reckoned with.
LE RECYCLAGE, UN SECTEUR D’AVENIR EN AFRIQUE
Avec une croissance économique et démographique soutenue, le continent africain est la région du monde qui connaît la plus forte croissance en matière de déchets. rammes par habitant et par jour.
SOUTH AFRICANS ARE DROWNING IN E-WASTE
Your dead cellphone or broken television set is worth real money if its constituent parts are mined. They are also hazardous waste. But South Africa manages neither the potential value nor the risks of toxicity particularly well.
TECH TITAN’S R280M INVESTMENT BOOST FOR SA ECONOMY
Samsung has announced a R280 million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP). The company projects this will have a measurable impact on job creation and a contribution of nearly R1 billion to the South African economy at large.
WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER THROW AWAY YOUR OLD TECH
If you just got a brand new TV, gaming console or smartphone for the holidays, you’re probably trying to figure out what to do with your old model. It can be pretty temping to just toss your aging iPhone 4S or Xbox 360 in the trash like regular garbage, but that’s the absolute last thing you should do… Why?
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR OLD LAPTOP? THE GROWING PROBLEM OF E-WASTE
E-waste is the fastest-growing element of the world’s domestic waste stream, according to a 2017 report by the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor. Some 50m metric tonnes will be produced annually this year — about 7kg for every person in the world. Just 20 per cent will be collected and recycled.
HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU RECYCLE YOUR OLD CELLPHONE
The devices often seem like extensions of our bodies, sitting in our pockets or handbags like outsourced memory banks or detached organs. But unlike a heart or liver, most people prefer to get rid of their current cellphone every 20 months or so, when a better model inevitably comes out. The phone that once seemed indispensable gets thrown away.
TALES OF TRASH: 5 PRINCIPLES FOR INCLUSIVE RECYCLING
The stories of Sabitri, Carlos and Mustafa, working in informal recycling sector in India, Peru and Ghana, and how the Sustainable Recycling Initiative changes their lives. And we all can keep enjoying our electric and electronical devices.
THESE COUNTRIES ARE THE BEST AND WORST RECYCLERS IN THE WORLD
Data on global waste management is hard to gather in a meaningful way because there are so many sources, journeys, and endpoints for waste. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has made a valiant effort to track municipal waste management throughout its 35 member states. And the results are striking.
10 WORST PRACTICES IN USED ELECTRONICS RECYCLING (“E-WASTE”)
The official Ten Worst “E-waste recycling” Practices have been codified by the knowledgeable insider who thought of writing this first. There may be some that haven’t even occurred to me.
CONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST PLASTIC ROAD HAS BEGUN
Construction of Africa’s first eco-friendly road, incorporating recycled waste plastic, started in Jeffreys Bay earlier this month. This could mean the end of potholes, create jobs in the region and contribute to saving the planet.
FEDERAL GRANT TO FUND E-SCRAP METALS RECOVERY RESEARCH
A $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support research into better separation of metals in consumer electronics.
THE E-WASTE PROBLEM
The amount of electronic products discarded globally has skyrocketed recently, with 20-50 million tonnes generated every year. If such a huge figure is hard to imagine, think of it like this – if the estimated amount of e-waste generated every year would be put into containers on a train it would go once around the world!
VICTORIAN ELECTRONIC WASTE (E-WASTE) BAN IN FULL SWING
The e-waste ban means anything with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted must be taken to a council or business collection point rather than thrown into your household bin.
THE WORLD’S E-WASTE IS A HUGE PROBLEM. IT’S ALSO A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
While more electronic devices are part of the problem, they also can be a big part of the solution. A more digital and connected world will help us accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offering unprecedented opportunities for emerging economies.
GLOBAL BAN ON EXPORTING HAZARDOUS WASTE TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BECOMES LAW
The agreement, called for by European and developing countries, with the strong support from environmental and human rights groups in the early 1990s — has been hailed as a landmark agreement for global environmental justice.
THE ELECTRONIC WASTE CHALLENGE: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (GIZ VIDEO)
This film was developed by GIZ Sector Project “Concepts for Sustainable Waste Management and Circular Economy”, on behalf of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with the United Nations University SCYCLE Programme.
TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC MEDALS MADE FROM RECYCLED MOBILE PHONES
The Tokyo 2020 Medal Project sparked the collection of nearly 80,000 tons of mobile phones and small electronic devices around Japan, which will be used in the crafting of every gold, silver and bronze Olympic and Paralympic medal awarded to athletes at next year’s games.