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2:00
12 Nov

Samsung on a mission to identify and support black industrialists

Samsung, along with the dti, aims to provide opportunities for black industrialists in the recycling sector to participate in the e-waste black industrialists programme, says Hlubi Shivanda, Director: Business Innovation Group and Corporate Affairs at Samsung South Africa.

2:00

Entrepreneurship initiative fights e-waste

The Appliance Bank is not only preventing damaged appliances from being disposed of in landfills, it is upskilling people in the process.

4:40
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.

3:00

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.

4:00
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.

3:30

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.

3:10

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.

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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.

4:30
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.

3:50
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.

2:10

ITU standardises universal charger for laptops

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

2:50

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.

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