User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: E-Waste
Last updated: Mar 06 2020 19:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Sonos U-turn over 'bricking' its smart speakers 6.3.2020 BBC: Technology
Sonos will no longer make people permanently deactivate devices to get an upgrade discount.
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Can we fix our way out of the growing e-waste problem? 17.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Levels of electrical and electronic waste are expected to more than double by 2050, according to the UN.
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MEPs vote for universal charging cable for mobiles 31.1.2020 BBC: Technology
The decision will anger Apple which has argued against such a decision.
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Apple says losing Lightning port will create waste 23.1.2020 BBC: Technology
Some members of the European Parliament want all phone-makers to adopt a universal port.
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Sonos in bricked speaker 'recycling' row 31.12.2019 BBC: Technology
Customers who recycle old speakers qualify for a 30% discount on new products but there is a catch.
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Electronic devices 'need to use recycled plastic' 15.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Consumers need to demand electronic devices that use recycled plastic, campaigners say.
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Millions of old gadgets 'stockpiled in drawers' 21.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Public urged to "recycle their tech" as rare, valuable materials in millions of old devices languish in UK homes.
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Hong Kong aims to solve its housing crisis with an $80-billion artificial island 3.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Han Li was 72 years old when she moved from Guangdong to Hong Kong. After a lifetime of working in construction in southeast China, she’d come to glitzy Hong Kong, one of Asia’s top financial centers, for a chance to live with her children and newborn grandchildren.

Instead, she found herself alone...

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The art dealer making jewellery from e-waste 9.2.2019 BBC: Business
Eliza Walter works at an art gallery, but in her spare time she makes sustainable jewellery.
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Tokyo 2020: Medals to be made from recycled waste 8.2.2019 BBC: World
All the medals at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers.
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Ghana's e-waste dumpsite: Pollution 'could get into breast milk' 19.12.2018 BBC: World
A recent study suggests e-waste pollution could contaminate women's breast milk in some parts of Ghana.
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Togolese innovators turn the world's junk into robots 29.11.2018 BBC: World
How the 500,000 tonnes of e-waste that Togo imports each year has become a goldmine for its innovators.
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The six-year-old Kenyan fighting electronic waste 2.11.2018 BBC: World
Mellisa wants the world to join her in collecting electronic waste, so it can be disposed safely.
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A new gold rush? 6.7.2018 BBC: Business
Discarded phones and televisions are a rich source of metals, and e-waste miners see money-making potential.
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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives 27.4.2018 L.A. Times - Technology News

A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore discs” he made to extend computers’ lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he...

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World’s first microfactory to help tackle e-waste hazard 9.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It can turn glass, plastic and timber into commercial materials and other products
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Electronics-recycling innovator faces prison for trying to extend computers' lives 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics.

He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a test. He launched what he thinks is the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other electronics...

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Recycling hacks 15.2.2018 BBC: Business
As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.
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Digital India will only be sustainable with the produce-consume-reuse model 13.1.2018 Columns – The Indian Express
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In 10 hours, 2.5 tonnes of e-waste collected from PCMC areas 19.12.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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