Electronic Waste News
Apple insists legislation to force a universal charger for all mobiles in the European Union is unwarranted.
China was the biggest contributor to e-waste with 10.1 million tonnes, second was US with 6.9 million tonnes and India third with 3.2 million tonnes.
Each year, 50 million tons of e-waste are produced globally, according to the United Nations
Formal e-waste recycling is essential for a circular economy and will ensure the country is prepared to manage the forthcoming IoT age
Rising levels of consumption may drive the economic value of recyclable metals up by 2030.
Kerala, After The Flood: Piling waste raises risks to health, environment; management by local bodies is need of hour
Kerala already faces health hazards caused directly by the flood, but the situation will worsen if the wastes lie piled up for too long without management.
Xiaomi India has launched an initiative to take back and recycle old, unused electronics products in the country.
A simple chemical method could help salvage some of the estimated 300 tonnes of gold used in electronics each year, a study shows.
Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics want to source the metal needed for the medals given out to sportsmen from electronic waste.
India generates 2.7 million tonnes of E-Waste annually. Of this, over 60 percent is generated by 65 cities. A whopping 70 percent of the total Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) come from ten states.
China and other emerging economies have overtaken Western nations in dumping old electronic goods...
As consumers we want our electronic gadgets to be durable. But as patients, we might want them to dissolve - inside our bodies....
Dell aims to help prevent the unauthorised dumping of electronic waste in developing countries by requiring that equipment be tested and certified as 'working' prior to export.
The study found that e-waste is growing at a rate of 10 percent annually in India and is likely to touch 434,000 metric tonnes this year.