electronic waste dumping Articles

  • Environmental contamination from electronic waste recycling at Guiyu, southeast China

    The disposal, recycling, and part salvaging of discarded electronic devices such as computers, printers, televisions, and toys are now creating a new set of waste problems. This study is aimed at identifying the sources and quantifying the pollution levels generated from electronic waste (e-waste) activities at Guiyu, Guangdong Province, China, and their potential impacts on the environment and ...


    By Springer

  • These companies are figuring out how to take the toxics out of electronics

    As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment. On a Wednesday in late February 2010, Hewlett-Packard hosted an unusual training session at its offices in Fort Collins, Colorado. The technology company had decided to eliminate ...


    By Ensia

  • Making Sense of e-Waste

    Have you ever wondered where your old PC goes? The growing utilization of electronic goods in industrial and consumer applications, fast technology obsolescence, new computer technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, etc are resulting in a lot of electronic waste. Multiple entities are taking efforts to increase consumer awareness about e-waste recycling in an ...

  • The growing E-waste problem

    If your current PC is too slow or running out of storage space, it’s probably more cost-effective to replace it than to upgrade it. But what happens to your computer once you replace it? The workplace mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” often ends with office paper and aluminum soda cans. As a result, myriad computers considered obsolete by today’s standards sit unused in back rooms or end up in ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Tips and Suggestion for Waste Styrofoam Recycling

    Styrofoam is widely used in a lot of fields, including packaging material, such as food packaging material, express packaging material and electronic products packaging materials. Styrofoam is a rigid foam often found in packaging and take-away containers. But Styrofoam need take more than 1 million years to decompose and it is often not cost-effective to recycle. So ...


  • What Effect Does E-Waste Have On Groundwater?

    Groundwater is one of the most precious resources on Earth. Its yields supply water to nearly every community in the country, and without it, most of us would be driven to drastic measures to accommodate drought conditions. In fact, that very situation is happening in communities across the nation. As groundwater is increasingly negatively ...

  • E-waste vis-à-vis human health and environment

    The social, economic and technological growth of a developing society has resulted in rapid product obsolescence which in turn has become a new environmental challenge – i.e., ‘electronics waste’ (e-waste). Electronic waste has not been a problem as long as there were a few computers or other electronic devices on earth. With the increasing use of computers/electronic devices, our planet has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste

    Much of the world’s electronic waste ends up in Vietnam — not only cell phones, computers, printers and TVs, but also items many people may not think of when they consider e-waste, such as washing machines, microwaves and fans. This waste is often burned or dumped in landfills where toxicants ...


    By Ensia

  • Is Waste Going to be Our Apocalypse Without a Noah’s Ark to Save Us?

    Human beings have been dumping waste in water, including the ocean, since before the Agricultural Age. The Industrial Age brought with it new materials to dump, chemical wastes and by-products. Some materials are dumped into rivers and find their way to the ocean by running downstream. Other materials are dumped directly into the ocean from boats. Plastic is a harmful pollutant that does not ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Safer path needed for e-waste

    Instead of limiting imports of electronic waste, the Asia–Pacific region should set up a robust recycling system, says Crispin Maslog. Garbage in, garbage out is a phrase to describe what happens when computers find the wrong solution in response to the wrong input data. But when computers and other electronic products have outlived their usefulness, they literally do become rubbish ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • War of words waged over Big Apple’s e-waste law

    A legal battle over an e-waste law enacted in New York City could have far-reaching implications throughout the United States and create a “chilling effect” on existing state programs and pending legislation, according to a leading environmental organization. That scenario, however, is being dismissed by industry trade groups representing manufacturers, retailers and distributors of electronics ...

  • Unmixing Water From Waste: The imporance of filters, cartridges and housings as a function of manufacturing

    In manufacturing, water and water-based solutions are regularly filtered for various purposes and outcomes – including for cleaning, cooling, and movement. The filtering process is crucial to quality, performance, and cost savings. With the wrong filter in place, pumps can be destroyed, liquid being filtered can become “unusable” for the intended purpose, cleaning solvents can ...


    By Shelco Filters

  • EA Charges Nine with illegal exports of WEEE

    EA charges nine people in biggest criminal investigation into illegal WEEE exports Nine people have been charged by the Environment Agency in the biggest criminal investigation into unlawful waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) exports. Officers from the EA’s National Crime Team began investigations in mid-2008, uncovering a network of people, waste companies and export ...


    By Recycling4you Ltd

  • Radiation Water Monitor in Real-Time and Continuous at Jefferson NL 2006

    Jefferson National Laboratory is a high tech laboratory located on a beautiful campus in suburban Virginia. Their research is centered on their high-energy electron accelerator. Energies generated are as high as 6 Gev continuous with currents up to 200 micro Amps. Where does the high-energy accelerator beam go after smashing atoms in the experimental sample? It impacts into a tank of purified ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Industrial Trash Compactor: Factors to Consider when Making a Selection

    Generation of waste material is inevitable in the course of industrial production and the volume can soon exceed manageable amounts, if not handled professionally. Besides this, it is mandatory by law for industries to make proper provision for it, keeping in mind the environment implications. However waste recycling has to make commercial sense too for the industries. The use of a ...

  • Reduce costs while achieving an excellent and even compaction rate

    Landfill operators want to achieve the best possible compaction rate with the least possible costs. This demands a lot from the compactors, especially a good compaction rate with the least amount of passes and minimal downtime. This was the situation where Sogliano Ambiente, an environmental engineering company located in Sogliano al Rubicone, Italy, chose Tana’s compactors over others for ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Roper’s Restaurant replaces water softener with Green Scalewatcher Water Conditioner

    Roper’s Restaurant, a cowboy themed restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico has replaced its water softener with the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher from Scalewatcher North America. By installing Scalewatcher, the restaurant has avoided paying the $500 quoted for replacement media for its old water softener and also saved hundreds of dollars a year in salt and water ...

  • Harnessing The Power Of Microbes

    University researchers are advancing both the understanding and scalability of a biological process where bacteria living under anaerobic conditions consume organic waste and generate electrons and protons that are tapped for electricity production.IMAGINE a self-sustaining battery that never runs out of juice. While the notion may sound far-fetched, Dr. Leonard Tender at the Naval Research ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • The Trouble with Asbestos Disposal

    Hailed as a miracle mineral because of its superior fire resistance and tensile strength, asbestos was installed abundantly into our built environment for over 200 years. However, once it was established that this undeniably useful resource was a dangerous carcinogen, Australia and many other countries enacted strict regulations for handling asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM). There ...


    By ABCOV Companies

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