e-waste News

  • June 2017 training courses: adaptation & mainstreaming; adaptation M&E

    Our next set of training courses will run in the week of 19-23 June 2017, at the Enterprise Centre on the campus of the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, UK. The training will consist of the following courses: 1. Climate Change ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • A fine solution: Benedict Recycling upgrades its crushing plant with M&K Recycling Equipment

    At the end of last year, the NSW EPA said construction and demolition recycling rates across the state had, for the first time, gone backwards. One company however, is increasing its tonnages and with its eye fixed firmly on the future, it has embarked on a million-dollar project to upgrade its crushing plant in Belrose. Benedict Industries, which processes C&D ...


    By MK Group

  • Macrotek selected for two acid scrubber contracts

    Macrotek Inc. has announced receipt of two major contracts for a hazardous waste treatment service provider in Central Canada. Macrotek will design, engineer, and deliver two counter-current packed bed scrubbers for the removal of acids from process gas. Acids being removed include HCl, Cl2, and HCN. Macrotek’s Packed Bed Scrubbers will be ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • AMTA and AWWA announce awardees at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition

    The American Membrane Technology Association and the American Water Works Association today announced awardees at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition (MTC). Awardees were recognized at an awards luncheon during the conference in Long Beach, Calif. Christine Owen of Tampa Bay Water in Tampa, Fla. was presented with this year’s Water Quality Person of the ...

  • EZ-ATP: on-line monitoring of bacterial and pathogen load in water

    Responding to the increased need for real-time data on water quality and safety, AppliTek took the challenge to design the first commercially available microbiology analyzer using the ATP “firefly assay”: the EZ-ATP® On-line Microbiology Analyzer. Current microbiological standards are still based on time-consuming laboratory methods such as heteretrophic plate count ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Phosphorus measurement according to DIN EN ISO 6878:2004-09

    Metrohm Process Analytics presents the 2035 Process Analyzer, an integrated solution for 24/7 online-monitoring of critical chemical parameters such as ortho- and total phosphate phosphorus in wastewater streams. Three fixed ranges are available for Low, Standard, and High TP situations. Phosphorus measurement according to DIN EN ISO 6878:2004-09 Phosphorus ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Fire Protection Storage Done Right

    Water storage tanks for fire protection has improved in recent years as technology has advanced, processes have evolved and standards have become more rigorous resulting in increased flexibility, greater durability and lower costs. Modern ground storage tanks used for fire protection are commonly one of three designs; ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • 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

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