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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.

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.

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.

Why Rare Earth Recycling is Rare and What We Can Do About It

April 30, 2014

As they are integral parts of products with skyrocketing demand, rare earth metals face soaring demand, too.

Togolese Makes 3D Printer Using E-Waste

October 11, 2013

A Togolese man has constructed a fully functional 3D printer from scratch using e-waste.

What if You Could Buy a Smartphone in Parts?

October 1, 2013

Phonebloks is a customizable Lego-like approach to phone design in which each individual piece, or "blok," is an isolated component that can be replaced.