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Urban e-waste data platform could help in recycling minerals

A group of 17 organizations on Wednesday launched an online database for 'urban mining' detailing precious raw materials slumbering in discarded batteries, electronics, and cars across the E.U.

Dell selling jewelry with reclaimed gold from e-waste

Las Vegas - Dell, well-known for its computers, has launched a new jewelry line, announcing a limited-edition jewelry collection made from gold mined from recycled motherboards.

Minerals in e-waste discarded in 2016 were worth $65 billion

E-waste, which includes anything with a plug or a battery is the topic of a new United Nations-backed study published Wednesday. A staggering 44.7 million metric tons (Mt) was generated globally in 2016 — up 3.3 Mt or eight percent from 2014.

Artist uses electronic waste to create art

In a unique exhibition in the city of Bangalore in India, Swiss artist Raphael Perret has created art out of electronic waste, to spread awareness about the many dangers of this kind of refuse.

UN close to finalizing a ban on Western e-waste exports

Cartagena - The United Nations is one step closer towards implementing a ban on the export of electronic waste from developed nations to the developing world.

Report: U.S. Companies Exporting Toxic E-Waste, EPA Laws Outdated and Unenforced

According to officials, electronic waste (e-waste) is being exported out of the United States to other countries and the environmental impact is huge. Regulations over e-waste exports are virtually non-existent, and they're barely enforced.
 

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Boxes of leftover computer monitor parts processed and discarded from illegal e-waste dumps in Ping ...
Boxes of leftover computer monitor parts processed and discarded from illegal e-waste dumps in Ping Che, near the Chinese border Hong Kong. This image was made on January 20, 2018.
Own work Author Scotted400
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ekeidar
An e-waste landfill in Ann Arbor  Michigan.
An e-waste landfill in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
George Hotelling from Canton, MI, United States
A man takes a break in this workshop-living quarters  surrounded by heaps of electronic scrap. (C)Gr...
A man takes a break in this workshop-living quarters, surrounded by heaps of electronic scrap. (C)Greenpeace/Hatvalne
Greenpeace India
TV and Computer Monitor Recycling Pen This pen is at the Gravel Pit Lane recycling facility.The chan...
TV and Computer Monitor Recycling Pen This pen is at the Gravel Pit Lane recycling facility.The change from CRT to Flat Panel technology is responsible for an enormous amount of electronic waste. (Image dated: Oct. 28, 2008.
David Wright
Smartphones have concentrations of gold that are more than 25 times as high as the richest undergrou...
Smartphones have concentrations of gold that are more than 25 times as high as the richest underground ores.
U.S. Senate