E-waste

Mineworx’s new organic, recyclable HM X-leach formula expedites extraction process of precious metals from...

| Extracting precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, or palladium, from electronic waste has never been an easy procedure; moreover, the process becomes more dangerous with the inclusion of solutions that primarily contain cyanide which eventually affects the environment.

Japan aims at foreign waste

| According to the Nikkei Asian Review, various Japanese non-ferrous metals companies are trying to make a business out of e-waste other countries want to get rid of.
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Thüringer Landhaus Ilmenau, pixelio.de

Mineworx develops nontoxic leach formula to extract precious metals from e-waste

| Mineral processing company Mineworx said that it has developed a nontoxic leaching method that extracts precious metals from ores and e-waste. Mineworx said that this is safer for the environment than existing cyanide-based formulas.

UK Recycling facts & figures

| Uk-based Forge Skip Hirehas put together a graphic, showing how far the UK has come in the years as a recycling nation, and also a handful of bitesize facts that helps put things into perspective.
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Implementation of producer responsibility scheme in Hong Kong to boost e-waste recycling

| Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department (EPD) said that progressive implementation of the producer responsibility scheme (PRS) on waste electrical and electronic equipment would boost e-waste recycling.

UNSW professor develops mini-factory to turn old mobile phones into metal alloys

| Veena Sahajwalla, a professor at the University of New South Wales, has built a prototype mini-factory at UNSW's Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology to convert old mobile phones into metal alloys.
Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

Stricter regulations help China tackle e-waste management problem

| China has taken steps to tackle rising e-waste in the country by releasing stringent regulations on e-waste management which requires a comprehensive inspection of the locality and implements monitoring of the entire recycling process.

Electronic waste poorly handled in Australia

| Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has stated that e-waste laws in Australia needs to be strengthened to better handle rising e-waste volumes in the country.

Electronics & Cars Recycling, Macau, China

| The 2016 edition of Electronics & Cars Recycling, the electronics and cars recycling conference in the Asia-Pacific region, will explore the considerable challenges and bountiful opportunities in these sectors.

E-waste including unused mobile phones pose threat to environment in Malaysia

| There are millions of unused and obsolete handphones with Malaysians that are posing a real threat to the environment. Several Malaysians just throw e-waste such as mobile phones and discarded tablets into the dustbins, and they end up in landfills where the minerals and materials inside can leak out.

War of words over illegal dump sites in Hong Kong

| A war of words has broken out between the Hong Kong government and U.S.-based Basel Action Network over claims by the government that the watchdog had failed to alert the environmental protection department of a number of toxic e-waste sites in the New Territories.

Aqua Metals reinvents lead recycling with new AquaRefining technology

| US-based Aqua Metals Inc. is reinventing lead recycling with its new AquaRefining technology.

16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017 Call for papers

| The 16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017 will take place from January 17 – 20, 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.
Thüringer Landhaus Ilmenau, pixelio.de

Research: Majority of US e-waste ends up in Hong Kong

| A research by US-based environmental group Basel Action Network found that Hong Kong has become a dumping ground for US electronic waste. Hong Kong has replaced China to become ground zero for toxic electronic materials.
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