e-waste News

  • Wrestling with e-waste

    Consumers are an ephemeral bunch.  They love their television sets, cell phones, computers, MP3 players and any other electronic equipment that enriches their daily lives. Yet they throw them away with such abandon that 50 million tons ends up discarded every year around the world, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Most of this electronic waste (e-waste) ends up in landfills ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The e-waste home

    You can now dispose of your old computer or cellphone in a safe way. It won’t land up on some Dharavi rooftop and come back to haunt your lungs as its spare parts are burned at street corners. Maharashtra’s first authorised electronic waste (e-waste) unit, Eco Recycling Ltd, has begun operations in Andheri. It is one of four in the country.“We want to set up another unit too. Mumbai generates ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Responsible recycling of e-waste

    Eco Recycling Ltd (Ecoreco) and The Economic Times, presented a discussion on Responsible Recycling of E-waste on March 17, 2009 at MIG Club, Mumbai. The key panelists included: Mr. Sanjay Khandare, IAS, Member Secretary, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Mr. B K Soni, Chairman, Eco Recycling Ltd, Mr. Atul Nishar, Founder and Executive Chairman, Hexaware Technologies Limited, Mr. Kunal Pande, ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • E-waste Recycling in Australia

    A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows that, despite the large strides in the past decade, the Australia’s e-waste system is still in its infancy, compared to the developed markets of Japan, Germany and Finland. The report, entitled Global e-waste systems-Insights for Australia from other developed countries, was commissioned by the Australia and New Zealand ...

  • E-waste Management in German

    E waste contains toxic substances and requires proper disposal. Since the start of use of domestic electrical appliances in private households in Germany, the country has been gradually developing its laws governing the management of e-waste. Development of E Waste Management in Germany Before 1972 Germany started to use domestic ...

  • One of world`s largest agro-industrial biogas plants under construction

    In February 2016, Coltrade B.V. and its partner Ahidra S.L., signed an EPC contract for one of the largest organic waste to energy recovery facilities in the world within the dairy industry. After months of design and engineering of the highest level, where efficiency became an obsession, the plant is now under construction. The installation is located in northern Spain (Asturias) and will ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • E-Waste Systems Acquires California e-Waste Firm

    E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: EWSI) (the "Company"), an electronic waste management and reverse logistics company, announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire State of California registered e-Waste Collector and mobile computing specialist, Surf Investments Ltd. ('Surf') of Irvine, CA. The acquisition is expected to add $1 million in annual revenues. Surf, a ...


  • US e-waste legislation on the way

    Many US states, particularly under Democrat rule, have enacted legislation on the recycling of discarded electronic products. Three more are considering legislation.There is resistance from manufacturers’ organisations and sometimes from political adversaries, and bills and amendments have been vetoed in several states, but this year, e-waste legislation was passed in Wisconsin as the 20th state ...


  • Global e-waste crisis is worsening

    The consumer electronics revolution of recent years, for all its benefits, has also yielded an environmental blight in the form of e-waste - obsolete electronics equipment whose toxic materials and sheer volume are placing a strain upon solid waste management systems worldwide. According to a new report from Pike Research, the e-waste crisis will worsen over the next several years until 2015, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • E-waste management-expansion plan

    It is proud to share that the initiative of Infotrek Syscom Limited in the field of recycling of electrical & electronic waste (e-waste) in the organized sector in India is taking shape of an industry. We, at Infotrek believe that recycling will be amongst the most vibrating industries of the coming decade. Infotrek is now working on the plans of setting up the nationwide collection mechanism, ...


  • Ireland doubles e-waste targets

    New figures have revealed that Ireland more than doubled its EU electronic recycling target in 2007. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Ireland has said it collected almost nine kilograms of WEEE per person in its area during the year. The figure is more than double the EU target set for Ireland in 2008 of four kilograms per person. Leo Donovan, chief executive of WEEE Ireland, ...

  • E-waste - global social responsibility

    Waste of all sort put together is a major cause of Global Warming and electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the biggest contributor. It is because of electronic revolution the Globe has become a Village. Therefore, we must look at the problem of e-waste in that perception. Political boundaries of respective countries should not be the only criteria of dealing with such grave problem. I am not ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • E-waste: segregate, process, recycle it

    Ever thought that your old, cranky electronic appliances could exactly turn out to be fatal for someone? Ever thought that each old dysfunctional appliance that you sold off to your neighbourhood raddiwala could be a major cause for pollution worldwide? This could be history if citizen start accepting e-waste recycling as the alternative. This is the message that cleansweep, an NGO that deals ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Increase your green credentials at Recofloor’s 2017 Awards Event

    Put a spin on your waste vinyl flooring recycling achievements and celebrate the winners’ runs of success at the cricket-themed 2017 Recofloor Awards Event to be held at London’s world-famous Oval cricket ground on March 29th 2017. Don’t get caught out – submit your entries online by Friday January 27th 2017 to bat for your company in Polyflor and ...

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Portable Workplace Detector for Trace Toxic Chemicals

    ENMET's new mGC (mini Gas Chromatograph) chemical specific portable instrument is designed to detect threat chemicals below the OSHA permissible exposure limits in the industrial workplace for worker safety. This handheld monitor improves information collected from traditional multi-gas survey instruments by providing details about the chemical composition of the sample. It ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • TANA Shark attacks ragger wire in France

    To process a stock of strands coming from the paper industry, the Suez RV Grand-Ouest plant situated at Isigny-le-Buat, France was looking for a slow, robust and efficient shredder. Tana's dealer in the area Smart Equipmenttogether with Smet Rental provided them with the right solution: TANA Shark 440DT. The plant has previously processed electrical cables and has three fast speed shredders ...


    By Tana Oy

  • London SMEs offered ‘circular economy’ support

    The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced a three-year support programme to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the capital adopt circular economy business models. Known as ‘Advance London’ the programme will be open from January 2017 and will provide free help and advice to businesses. LWARB is a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • E-Waste Systems` CEO Offers A Year In Review

     E-Waste Systems, Inc., (EWSI), a corporation created to acquire and integrate elements of the electronic waste industry through acquisitions, implementation of business development initiatives and the promotion of Fair Trade e-waste solutions, today announced its first annual state of the company. Martin Nielson, CEO of E-Waste Systems, states, "EWSI was created with high expectations, to ...


    By E-Waste Systems Inc.

  • Frost & Sullivan: E-waste Market Returns to Growth

    E-waste represents one of the fastest-growing sectors by volume within the global waste industry. Due to this fact and to impending legislative targets the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling market looks very promising during the next few years with plenty of opportunities for its participants across the value chain. According to a new analysis by Frost & Sullivan ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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