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Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says

Levels of e-waste soar in Asia as gadgets become affordable, UN says | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Amount of electronic waste up 63% in five years, with China’s more than doubling, United Nations University report finds
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A troubling development across Asia, we need to find a new model for consumption before this problem spirals out of control.

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Environmental watchdog is all bark and no bite when it comes to e-waste from the US

Environmental watchdog is all bark and no bite when it comes to e-waste from the US | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Americans are shipping their electronic waste to Hong Kong, seemingly with impunity, and we are paying the price
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How Acid—and Bacteria—Could Make Recycling Your Phone Greener

How Acid—and Bacteria—Could Make Recycling Your Phone Greener | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Rare earth metals make technology work, from cell phones to wind turbines, but they are in short supply.
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Saving silver: portable micro-factories could turn e-waste trash into treasure

Saving silver: portable micro-factories could turn e-waste trash into treasure | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new low-cost alternative to smelting could solve Australia’s electronic waste problem, eliminate shipping emissions and create new business opportunities
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Revealed: the toxic trail of e-waste that leads from the US to Hong Kong

Revealed: the toxic trail of e-waste that leads from the US to Hong Kong | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
SCMP study of 10 dumping sites shows how shipments from the world’s biggest producer of electronic garbage are despoiling the New Territories and raising serious health and safety issues
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The US is still dumping some of its toxic e-waste overseas

The US is still dumping some of its toxic e-waste overseas | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new investigation finds that toxic electronic waste from the US is still being shipped to unsafe recyclers and dumps overseas, despite efforts to clean up the industry. Ken Christensen reports from Hong Kong.
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