Global e-waste to eclipse Great Wall of China in 2021
On International E-Waste Day 2021, experts call on everyone to repair or recycle electronic devices to recover a king’s fortune in valuable materials.
Global e-waste shoots up while recycling takes back seat
The ITU’s Global E-waste Monitor shows global electronic waste increased by 21% in five years, with 53.6 million metric tonnes produced in 2019.
Africa fights illegal dumping of e-waste
The e-Waste Association of SA aims to create a uniform standard for the treatment and handling of electronic waste across Africa.
SA loses e-waste opportunity to foreign countries
At least 90% of the printed circuit boards and 80% of the plastic recovered from e-waste in SA are exported for reprocessing.
PE e-waste start-up looks to grow
eWaste Technologies Africa aims to be one of the first companies in Africa to fully recycle electronic waste.
E-waste recycling can boost economy
Recycling and better management of SA's e-waste can assist in economic development, says environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa.
IT consumerisation exacerbates e-waste
The amount of e-waste could rise by as much as 500% over the next decade, says Causes International.
SA laws fail to address e-waste
South African legislation is not doing enough to guard against the dumping of electronic waste, industry players say.
E-waste out of control
With e-waste generation figures increasing, sound recycling initiatives must be implemented, according to a new study.
Urban Mining Project kicks off
Mintek and the eWaste Association of South Africa will jointly tackle the challenges of e-waste, for a period of five years.
eWASA to assess green job creation potential
The International Labour Organisation has contracted eWASA to conduct an assessment of the job creation potential in e-waste.