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The Global Cost of Electric Waste

The Global Cost of Electric Waste

The Global Cost of Electronic Waste: Apple has already sold millions of the new iPhone 7, which started shipping this month. For many who bought one, the device replaces a perfectly good, recent model. True, after a couple years an iPhone might start showing signs of wear: The home button sticks, or the glass might be cracked. Some of these defects can be repaired, although few choose repair over upgrade. Here we talk about the global cost of electric waste.

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China will no longer take our Junk for recycling

China Will No Longer Take Our Junk For Recycling

Incentive To Innovate: China Will No Longer Take Our Junk For Recycling Beijing notified the World Trade Organization in July that it planned to ban imports of 24 varieties of solid waste, including types of plastic and unsorted paper commonly sent from the United States. The reason given was environmental protection: Large amounts of dirty and hazardous constituents are often mixed with these materials.

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Value Recovery From Hard Disk Drives

Value Recovery From Hard Disk Drives

This is a blog on the work of the Value Recovery From Used Electronics Project, organized by iNEMI (the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative). The focus of this project is to move towards a more circular economy for hard disk drives (HDDs), with the ultimate goal of “making hard drives from hard drives”. This article is based upon materials from the iNEMI Value Recovery Committee. Here we talk about the value recovery from hard disk drives.

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E-Waste Recycling Facts and Figures

E-Waste Recycling Facts and Figures

Electronic waste, commonly referred as e-waste, is one of the fastest growing segments in the municipal solid waste stream. Although nearly 100 percent of e-waste is recyclable, the current recycling rate of e-waste is not promising. The items that can be recovered from e-waste include constituents such as plastics, metals, and glass. Let’s look at some useful E-waste recycling Facts:

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