Articles

China No Longer Has a Stranglehold on the World's Supply of Rare Earth Metals

October 23, 2014

When China began restricting exports in 2010, rare earth prices soared. But just two years later, prices were falling back down again. Doom had subsided.

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.

Now, a Process to Recover Gold from E-Waste

May 21, 2014

In order to meet the increasing demands and conserve resources, it is necessary to recycle and develop e-waste as an alternate source of these metals.

How to Recycle Televisions

May 18, 2014

A lot of old TVs end up in landfills, but they can be recycled if you get them into the hands of the right vendor.

China: Recycled Concrete Houses 3D-Printed in 24 Hours

May 6, 2014

Each house is eco-friendly and constructed from 3D-printed building blocks made from layers of recycled construction waste and glass fibre and mixed with cement.