Can Urban Mining Revolutionize Central Africa and its Conflict Minerals?

November 2, 2015

Violence is common when it comes to conflict minerals, the very same minerals powering your mobile and home electronics and millions of others around the world.

What’s in a Wearable?

October 8, 2015

So, what’s with wearables? What does their growing popularity mean for urban mining and e-waste recycling?

How Many Precious Metals Are in Your Home Electronics?

August 27, 2015

Take a look around your home - you likely have a number of cell phones, computers and other electronic devices. But they are much more than just devices.

What is the Circular Economy?

July 27, 2015

An increasing number of companies, government entities and other organizations are "closing the loop" and embracing the circular economy.

Toxins Found in E-Waste

January 5, 2015

When disposing of an electronic device, it is imperative that absolute care is taken to ensure toxins within are handled properly.

Reclaiming Metal Building Materials

December 2, 2014

Metals from building and construction sites are excellent candidates for reuse and can have significant advantages over traditional sources.

Extracting Gold from Cell Phones

November 11, 2014

Every cell phone contains trace amounts of gold, which means a global battle for gold reclamation is already underway.

Precious Metals in Tablets

November 5, 2014

E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream across the globe, and tablets are quickly becoming a major culprit.

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.