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.
October 8, 2015
So, what’s with wearables? What does their growing popularity mean for urban mining and e-waste recycling?
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.
July 27, 2015
An increasing number of companies, government entities and other organizations are "closing the loop" and embracing the circular economy.
January 5, 2015
When disposing of an electronic device, it is imperative that absolute care is taken to ensure toxins within are handled properly.
December 2, 2014
Metals from building and construction sites are excellent candidates for reuse and can have significant advantages over traditional sources.
November 11, 2014
Every cell phone contains trace amounts of gold, which means a global battle for gold reclamation is already underway.
November 5, 2014
E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream across the globe, and tablets are quickly becoming a major culprit.
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.
October 9, 2014
Most of us discard electronics items within three years of purchase, and that timespan is only getting smaller.
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.
September 26, 2014
An investigation into the toxic trail of illegal e-waste that is ushered from the first to the third world.