Someone recently told me about an old Brahman tradition of giving everything away after 5 years.
As I’ve been clearing out my house, sorting things into boxes marked Keep, Donate & Sell, I’ve been thinking about that. 450 more words
Organised by the United Nations University under the aegis of the StEP Initiative, the E-waste Academy Scientists Edition (EWAS) has over the past four editions brought together nearly 80 young researchers from around the world, looking at solving the e-waste from different disciplinary perspectives. 234 more words
Earlier this year we covered , Josh Lepawsky‘s work on “The changing geography of global trade in electronic discards,” which showed that while in 1996, developing countries tended to ship waste to less developed nations, over time the circulation of electronic waste has steadily moved away from that geography until developing countries are exporting to developed nations. 202 more words