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Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Extracting metals like gold and copper from electronic waste isn’t just sustainable, it’s actually 13 times cheaper than obtaining the metals from mines, according to new research.

Fairphone 2 Tops in Terms of ‘Repairability,’ Low Waste

Fairphone 2 Tops in Terms of ‘Repairability,’ Low Waste

Repairable phones and tablets can go a long way towards solving the world’s e-waste problem, writes Engadget, and a new study scored those devices, as well as laptops, in terms of their “repairability.” The Fairphone 2, with its ethically sourced components, was given the best score in a Greenpeace study … Read more »

GPS Trackers Deployed to Verify E-Waste Recyclers’ Performance

Electronics certification recycling program e-Stewards, managed by the Basel Action Network (BAN), has begun regularly using GPS-based tracking devices placed into used electronic equipment to verify the performance of certified e-Stewards recyclers. The e-waste recycling program says this makes is the only electronics recycling certification in the world to use … Read more »

Preventing Electronic Waste in the Workplace

Preventing Electronic Waste in the Workplace

Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, refers to the electronics that are no longer needed, set aside and ignored, as well as the electronics that are disposed improperly. With today’s continually evolving technology, this is a common occurrence in the workplace, especially one that operates with company provided cell phones, … Read more »

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E-Waste Export Bill Introduced in Congress

A bill that would limit e-waste exports has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. HR 5579, the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA), would stop the flow of e-waste to China and other counties and encourage responsible electronics recycling, according to the bill’s authors Rep. Gene Green … Read more »

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