August 17, 2018

Whether you're running a small enterprise or managing a large organisation, responsible disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) should be high on your agenda. Not only is it the right thing to do for the environment, it is also necessary to comply with a range of laws t...

April 5, 2018

This statistic displays the volume of electronic waste generated worldwide from 2010 to 2014 with a projection from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, it is predicted that some 49.8 million metric tons of e-waste will be produced globally. The majority of e-waste generated around...

January 1, 2018

EACH YEAR THE planet generates some 50 million tons of electronic waste, ranging from batteries to mobile phones to light-up children’s toys. And although such devices may have been discarded, they’re not without value—the United Nations recently estimated the total wo...

April 19, 2017

Apple has a history of being one of the most environmentally conscious companies, and it’s about to take those efforts a step further. According to Apple’s 2017 Environment Responsibility Report released today, the company’s latest environmental initiative will see it...

March 29, 2017

Greenpeace claims Samsung has 4.3m smartphones to dispose of after its Galaxy Note 7 recall. What’s the responsible way to recycle them?

How to recycle smartphones in an environmentally friendly way? This needs to be figured out.

Samsung finally officially published its...

March 2, 2017

Greenpeace interrupted the Samsung event at MobileWorld Congress, in Barcelona this week, demanding to know how the company planned to dispose of the millions of recalled Note 7s.

Last year, Samsung's flagship phablet device, the Galaxy Note 7, had to be recalled and ev...

February 28, 2017

Smartphone production and disposal over the past 10 years had a significant impact on the planet.

This is according to a report published by environmental activist group Greenpeace. The report shows roughly 968TWh of power was used to manufacture smartphones since...

October 22, 2016

The demand for rapidly evolving technology and electronic consumables is increasing and so is the junk. E-Waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the world. Recycling and reusing of waste has come under the spotlight at the WasteCon summit taking place in...

August 23, 2016

Japan is exploring the feasibility of forging the Olympic 2020 medals using precious metals salvaged from electronic waste.

Members of Japan's Olympic organising committee tabled the idea to government officials and companies earlier this year, local media reports said.


August 23, 2016

Global: A larger display, thinner case, better camera - three reasons why consumers abandon their old phones and switch to the latest model. At least, that’s what the manufacturers claim. A new survey by Greenpeace reveals that, in reality, consumers aren’t that desper...

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