Archive for March, 2010

German Agency Claims E-Waste Being Shipped to Asia and Africa

A new study by the Federal Environment Agency of Germany released yesterday (March 4th) has made some intriguing findings on the state of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive. The study claims that WEEE containing hazardous chemicals is being shipped to Asia and Africa where they are only rarely recycled ecologically. Read More…

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Crackdown on E-Waste Marks 20th Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day founder Ian Kiernan has stepped up calls for national laws to crack down on e-waste producers, as more than half a million Australians rolled up their sleeves for the annual litter bust. Read More…

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A One Sided Story on Export of E-Waste

The 60 Minute Video on export of e-waste to China along with the numerous bad press stories linking e-waste to developing nations has set across a fast paced train in motion, that is made  to believe that exporting e-waste to developing nations is a bad idea and is exploitation of the workers in  those countries. […]

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enviroCOM opens electronic scrap recycling facility in U.K.

The recycling company envrioCom recently launched a 10-acre electronics recycling plant in Lincolnshire, UK. The plant is estimated to have cost £10 million. The plant claims to hold a capacity of recycling close to 10% of all ewaste generated in the United Kingdom. Read More…

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Room For Improvement In E-Waste Recycling

The rising sales of consumer electronics in developing countries will have dire consequences on their environment and public health, according to a report from The United Nations Environment Programme, reports GEEP Michigan. A UNEP 120-page report, “Recycling — From E-Waste To Resources” (PDF), indicates that current e-waste in the European Union amounts to 8.3 to […]

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Alberta Electronic Recycler processes 30 million pounds of eWaste

Recycle-Logic Inc., a Red Deer Electronic Recycling company, has been recycling e-waste for the past 6 years and still going strong. As of February, the company has recycled 30 million pounds of discarded electronics that were collected from all over the province. Read  More

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Viridor Opens A Huge Electronics Recycling Plant In The U.K.

Viridor, a waste management and recycling firm based in the United Kingdom, has officially opened its new recycling facility in St. Helens, U.K. The company says the facility will handle a wide range of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from throughout the country. Read More

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‘E’Thanks – Money Raised From Recycling E-Waste Helps School Plan Field Trip

Benicia High School recently held an e-waste collection event from Jan19-20. The two day event was able to gather about 570 truck/ car loads which amounts to an enormous 50,817 pounds of electronic waste, and raised $3,500. The school plans to utilize the money collected to plan an end of school year Berkeley Marina field […]

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Eco-Fashion – Olsenhaus to make Eco-Chic Vegan Shoes From Recycled TV’s

With the insurmountable increase in televisions, vegan footwear manufacturer Olsenhaus has decided to clad it’s entire Fall/ Winter 2010 collection of footwear (stiletto’s, pumps, knee highs) in an innovative polyester microfiber made from trashed television screens. Read More

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