User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: E-Waste
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The surprising secrets hidden in a pregnancy test 4.9.2020 BBC: Technology
Researchers take apart a digital pregnancy testing kit and find a standard paper strip inside.
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Solar Panels Are Starting to Die. What Will We Do With the Megatons of Toxic Trash? 24.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Solar panels are an increasingly important source of renewable power that will play an essential role in fighting climate change. They are also complex pieces of technology that become big, bulky sheets of electronic waste at the end of […]
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One in three children 'exposed to lead' globally 30.7.2020 BBC: Health
One in three children are poisoned by lead that can cause their health irreversible harm, research finds.
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UK electrical waste mountain growing 16.7.2020 BBC: Science
Households and businesses in the UK are producing 1.45 million tonnes of electrical waste a year.
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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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