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  • New Jersey bans disposal of electronic waste

    Televisions, computers, cellphones and other electronic devices will not be allowed in New Jersey garbage cans and landfills after January 1, 2009 under a new law signed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine Tuesday because of the toxic materials they contain. 'The type of waste generated by televisions and computers, while relatively small in volume, accounts for a significant percentage of this ...

  • EPA orders proper disposal of intercepted electronic waste shipment destined for Vietnam

    Metro Metals Corp. and Avista Recycling, Inc. have been ordered to properly dispose of computer waste they attempted to illegally export from Minnesota to Vietnam through the Port of Seattle, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA is simultaneously seeking a $31,600 penalty against the companies for violating federal hazardous waste laws. Metro Metals Corp., a Toronto, Canada, ...

  • Poisoning the poor – Electronic waste in Ghana

    The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous chemicals. The ever-growing demand for the latest fashionable mobile phone, flat screen TV or super-fast computer creates ever larger amounts of obsolete ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Pressure Mounting on Electronics Manufacturers to Develop Sustainable Strategies for Disposal and Recycling of e-Waste

    Energy IQ, a division of IQPC, announces the e-Waste Management Summit, on November 14 to 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. There is a pressing need nationally and internationally to manage the masses of electronic equipment being discarded or recycled, and to minimize environmentally hazardous disposal processes. The Summit provides a platform in which industry ...


    By IQPC Worldwide

  • BMC officials and diplomats discuss e-waste disposal

    India currently produces 500,000 tones of e-waste annually and the figure is expected to touch one million tones in the next three years. However, India lacks a proper e-waste disposal system and it is left up to the unorganized sector to dispose of the waste. The unorganised sector uses uncontrolled burning and disassembly to discard the waste, leading to environmental and health problems ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Simply Electronics Encourages Recycling of Electronics

    While modern society may demand that consumers constantly upgrade their current cell phone, tablet, computer or other electronic device, many are unaware of the proper ways to dispose of these items. A recent article from The Huffington Post reveals the dangers of throwing electronics away and the ...


    By Marketwire

  • No more electronic waste in Ottawa`s landfills

    E-waste cannot anymore be thrown out with the rest of a household’s trash in Ottawa, Canada as it has been included in the municipality's solid waste law. The City of Ottawa's Solid Waste Management Bylaw has been changed to exclude e-waste like discarded computers, keyboards, monitors, printers, fax machines and televisions. The bylaw states that 'given the concern for the environment ...


  • Consumer Reports Offers Ways to Reduce Electronic Waste

    YONKERS, New York (ENS) - Just in time to maintain your newest electronic gadgets and to safely dispose of the old, Consumer Reports’ environmental website, GreenerChoices.org, has launched an online Electronics Reuse and Recycling Center. The Center features thoroughly researched, expert advice to help de-clutter homes and solve the huge and growing problem of ...

  • eDay takes aim at NZ’s electronic waste

    Haul out that old Commodore 64 and ‘brick’ phone, because eDay is here again. eDay is designed to encourage the public to dispose of things like old computers and mobile phones in an environmentally sustainable way. It will be held on 4th of October in over thirty locations around New Zealand. eDay will be operating in centres from Kaikohe in the north all the way through to Invercargill in the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Engaging Hunger Through Electronic Waste Recycling

    eWaste Center, Inc. (EWC) will be holding an e-waste collection and recycling event at the Oriental Mission Church’s (OMC) parking lot located at 424 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004 on November 19, 2011 from 9 am to 3 pm. Residents of the surrounding community will have the opportunity to drop off their old end-of-life electronics (that old TV set that’s taking up space or the outdated ...


    By PRWeb

  • Environment trials electronic waste tracking system

    The Environment Agency has begun a pilot project that allows businesses and industry to electronically track the collection, transfer and final destination of their waste to help clamp down on fly-tipping. The three-month Electronic Duty of Care trial is being run by six waste companies in south east England, using mobile computer technology and a web-based tracking system to create and maintain ...

  • 3 Questions: Randolph Kirchain on the spread of electronic waste

    Original story at MIT News Randolph Kirchain, a senior research scientist in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division, has long specialized in analyzing the raw materials used to manufacture new products and the waste generated by those projects at the end of their useful life. In a ...

  • Residents Invited to Drop Off Electronic Waste for Recycling

    The City of Aspen’s Environmental Health Department has teamed with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to present the annual electronic waste collection event on Saturday, May 18th. Thanks to LG Electronics USA, Inc., the event is free to all residents and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Bank parking lot off Mill Street where locals can drop off a wide ...

  • China's E-waste Disposal Industry Research Report, 2013-2017

    With the rapid development of information technology and the accelerated update and upgrade of electronic products, the elimination and recycling of electronic products become a problem of the world currently. At present, various e-wastes have become one of the solid wastes with a fast growth rate. For example, scrapped appliances such as computers, household appliances, and communication ...


  • Allyson Weaver and ERRC Inform Coloradans About New Electronic Waste Law

    DENVER, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Association for Recycling (www.cafr.org) named Allyson Weaver, Account Executive at Metech Recycling, leader of the Electronics Recycling and Reuse Committee (ERRC). The ERRC is helping ...


    By Metech Recycling

  • The federal government highlights economic benefits of electronics recycling; top officials tour electronic waste recycler

    Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. General Services Administration toured e-Green Management of Islip Terrace, New York to highlight the environmental, public health and economic benefits of recycling electronics. The EPA and GSA are partners in a “National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship,” which commits the federal government to promoting the ...

  • Samsung Invites Local Businesses and Residents to Recycle Their Electronic Waste for Free

    Samsung Electronics America presents a three-location E-Waste Collection Event on Dec. 10 at no charge to consumers. The event will take place in three Massachusetts locations serving eleven local towns, providing an opportunity for the community to safely dispose their old computers, television sets and other out-dated or unwanted consumer electronics. The electronics ...

  • Waste Management, LG Electronics Host eCycling Events at Two Oklahoma Locations

     As part of the Keep America Beautiful and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful programs, Waste Management Recycle America, a subsidiary of Waste Management (WM), and LG ElectronicsUSA (LG) are hosting two free ...


  • China E-waste Disposal Industry, 2013-2017 Latest Research report Published at MarketResearchReports.Biz

    With the rapid development of information technology and the accelerated update and upgrade of electronic products, the elimination and recycling of electronic products become a problem of the world currently. At present, various e-wastes have become one of the solid wastes with a fast growth rate. For example, scrapped appliances such as computers, household appliances, and communication ...


  • Electronics Manufacturers and Retailers Join EPA Challenge for Safe Management of Used Electronics

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched its Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge, an initiative to make protective electronics refurbishing and recycling practices the industry standard. EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response Lisa Feldt, joined by leaders from Best Buy, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sprint, ...

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