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A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves

Rich and poor nations should link up to recycle e-waste

By Ruediger Kuehr , Feng Wang

A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves, … 1,032 more words


Company looks at how people recycle electronics - Inside Tucson Business: News

According to data from the Environmental Protection Agency, electronic waste is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America, and a second study explains that while electronic waste only makes up about two percent of landfill material, it accounts-for more than 70 percent of the overall toxic waste. 12 more words


The Consequences

As the holiday season gets closer, it is very important to think about the goods we buy for friends and family. The domestic electronic industry has seen continual growth since the revolution of the lightweight battery.  367 more words

Turning E-Waste into LIght

Bangalore-based IBM Research India has a bright idea for keeping discarded lithium laptop batteries out of landfills: repurposing their cells as energy supplies for the powerless. 447 more words

Power Grids

Ted Smith on the toxins in digital gadgets | GlobalPost

BOSTON — Sure, your phone might be smart.

But is it clean? Is it safe to use? And were the workers who built it free from harm? 38 more words


Issues with Businesses and their E-waste Recycling

The size of your business may affect how e-waste is addressed. Larger corporations may handle it in-house, while smaller and mid-size companies rely on local haulers for direction. 43 more words