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The world dumped 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year and recycled only 17.4 percent
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The world dumped 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year and recycled only 17.4 percent

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.

Dumping of e-waste by western countries is endangering lives of Thailand's villagers
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Dumping of e-waste by western countries is endangering lives of Thailand's villagers

Each year, 50 million tons of e-waste are produced globally, according to the United Nations

Earth Day 2019: Managing E-waste needs participation from governments and citizens
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Earth Day 2019: Managing E-waste needs participation from governments and citizens

Formal e-waste recycling is essential for a circular economy and will ensure the country is prepared to manage the forthcoming IoT age

China's recyclable e-waste to double in value to $24 billion by 2030: Greenpeace
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China's recyclable e-waste to double in value to $24 billion by 2030: Greenpeace

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
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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.

Good guy Xiaomi will pay you to let it recycle all your e-waste; you just need to fill a form
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Good guy Xiaomi will pay you to let it recycle all your e-waste; you just need to fill a form

Xiaomi India has launched an initiative to take back and recycle old, unused electronics products in the country.

Researchers develop simpler method of mining gold from electronic waste
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Researchers develop simpler method of mining gold from electronic waste

A simple chemical method could help salvage some of the estimated 300 tonnes of gold used in electronics each year, a study shows.

Japan wants to make medals from electronic waste for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
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Japan wants to make medals from electronic waste for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics want to source the metal needed for the medals given out to sportsmen from electronic waste.

E-waste in India: Mumbai leads, followed by Delhi and Bangalore
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E-waste in India: Mumbai leads, followed by Delhi and Bangalore

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.

Emerging nations overtake West in dumping electronic trash
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Emerging nations overtake West in dumping electronic trash

China and other emerging economies have overtaken Western nations in dumping old electronic goods...

Don't recycle; these gadgets dissolve inside you
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Don't recycle; these gadgets dissolve inside you

As consumers we want our electronic gadgets to be durable. But as patients, we might want them to dissolve - inside our bodies....

Online site offers refurbished products for cheap
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Online site offers refurbished products for cheap

GreenDust may not be one of the most popular websites at the moment, but the site offers a good alternative ...

Dell Takes Strong Stance Against Exporting e-Waste
Biztech

Dell Takes Strong Stance Against Exporting e-Waste

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.

e-Waste Growing At 10 Percent Annually In India: Study
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e-Waste Growing At 10 Percent Annually In India: Study

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.