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.
| 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.
| 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-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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| US-based Aqua Metals Inc. is reinventing lead recycling with its new AquaRefining technology.
| The 16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017 will take place from January 17 – 20, 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.
| 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.