Jan 24, 2019

Coalition formed at WEF to curb $62.5bn e-waste woes

Global organisations at the World Economic Forum in Davos come together to address electronic waste challenges.


TIA calls for innovative e-waste solutions

The public entity is offering funding for waste beneficiation, acid mine drainage, water purification and water-saving solutions.

May 30, 2018

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 joins Mobile Phone Recycling Day observation

Locals are urged to recycle their old phones to protect chimpanzees being threatened by the extraction of minerals used to manufacture the devices.


World's e-waste levels on the rise

Despite recycling interventions, global electronic waste continues to grow, with expectations of further increases over the next three years.


ITU forms global e-waste statistics partnership

The main objective of the International Telecommunication Union partnership is to improve and collect worldwide e-waste statistics.

Apr 20, 2017

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.

Feb 28, 2017

Smartphones leave disastrous environmental footprint

The devices will contribute significantly to the 50 million metric tonnes of e-waste expected to be generated in 2017, says Greenpeace.


ITU standardises universal charger for laptops

The new standard provides for improved energy-efficiency, as well as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and e-waste.


Recycle devices, Greenpeace urges phone manufacturers

Mobile phone manufacturers should be responsible for making phones last longer, easily repairable and able to be recycled, the organisation says in a study.


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.

Mar 22, 2016

Apple robot dismembers iPhones for recycling

The tech giant's Liam robot can recover valuable materials from discarded devices.

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