Tag: e-waste

Goodwill E-Waste

Consumer Electronics Recycling Rates Doubled In 2011

Look around your house. How many electronic devices do you see winking and blinking back at you? According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the average American household owns 24 electronic devices, a number that would have been extremely high… Read More
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E-Waste Recycling: Staples Will Take It All

Staples and HP, leaders in the office supply and computing space, are coming together to combat a common enemy: electronic waste (e-waste). They’ve rolled out a nationwide plan to help consumers recycle a wide array of electronic products that could… Read More

EU E-Waste Message: Gonna Take More Work

The European Union (EU) has a set lofty and commendable goal for its member countries to reach by 2021 in the battle against e-waste: to collect and recycle 65 percent of the average weight of electronic equipment and lamps sold… Read More
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E-Waste Plastic Broken Down: Not A Pretty Picture

As the amount of electronic waste grows worldwide, more attention is being place on potentially hazardous materials that lurk in the cast-off electronics. Researchers from Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) were recently honored for work that… Read More
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Can Africa Turn E-Waste Into Opportunity?

The driving force behind Africa’s growing electronic waste problem is domestic consumption, according to a recently released United Nations report. The report, “Where are WEee in Africa?” [PDF] studied five African countries and discovered that between 650,000 and 1,000,000 tons… Read More
solar-recycling

Recycling Solar Panels A Big Money Maker?

Twenty-five is a magic number in the solar industry. Why? Because it is the number of years that most crystalline silicon solar panel manufacturers warranty the power output of their panels. But what happens next? Although the panels can still… Read More
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E-Waste Recycling To Rise, But Not Fast Enough

While great strides are being made to recycle obsolete electronics, often called e-waste, the amount expected to be thrown away is still expected to double in the next 15 years. That’s the latest news from a study out by Colorado-based… Read More