E-Waste May be Most Pressing Problem of the 21st Century

October 9, 2014

Most of us discard electronics items within three years of purchase, and that timespan is only getting smaller.

Tanzania Likely to Become Next Major Producer of 'Rare Earth'

September 30, 2014

On the edge of the East African Rift Valley lies one of the largest and highest-grade rare earth deposits in the world.

On the E-Waste Trail

September 26, 2014

An investigation into the toxic trail of illegal e-waste that is ushered from the first to the third world.

The North Face to Use 100% Recycled Polyester Fabric by 2016

August 19, 2014

The North Face plans to convert to 100% recycled polyester in 18 months by utilizing massive amounts of plastic bottles.

US Could Get 12% of Electrity From Municipal Waste

August 5, 2014

Doing that would keep 123 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere each year.

The Geography of the Global Electronic Waste Burden

July 24, 2014

Nearly a quarter of e-waste that developed countries discard floods into seven developing countries.

How to Recycle Bricks

July 3, 2014

Bricks are a heavy and bulky landfill material, so reuse them whenever possible.

Kenyan Entrepreneur Turns E-Waste to Jewellery

June 12, 2014

Mativo and Mumo collect electronic waste like old computers, mobile phones and fridges, and turn them into pieces of art – like earrings, necklaces and shoes.