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The world generated 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste in 2019

E-waste is the fastest-growing domestic waste stream in the world. In 2019, the world threw out the equivalent weight of 350 cruise ships’ worth of electronics.

Global e-waste surging: Up 21% in 5 years

A record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste was produced globally in 2019,The weight of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2.

Your old phones are a 'ticking time bomb' for the environment

Old phones, laptops and tablets, commonly called electronic waste, is an environmental issue with limited solutions.

Southeast Asia should ban import of foreign trash: environmentalists

Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a plastic pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet in Bangkok.

California reaches settlement over hazardous waste allegations

California Attorney General announced an $11 million settlement with AutoZone over allegations of violations governing hazardous waste.

Bill that includes landfill cleanup clears North Carolina Senate

The state Senate passed a regulatory reform bill tackling issues from landfill cleanup to water fountain requirements. The smooth passage came only after the most controversial portion of the bill was dropped.


Toxic chemicals discovered in African eggs gathered from e-waste dumpsite

Electrical waste illegally shipped from Europe to Africa is leaching dangerous chemicals into Ghana's food chain, new research revealed last week.

This is what happens to the e-waste you drop off for recycling

Here's what happens to the electronic items you bring to recycle, and why you can't just throw them in the garbage.

Cell phone 'Tower of Babel' highlights China e-waste problem

A Chinese artist on Saturday unveiled a sculpture made of discarded mobile phones and shaped like a cell tower in a bid to highlight the problem of electronic waste.


Greater EU regulatory consistency needed for end-of-life vehicles

Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) and substance thresholds under question.

The electronics we throw away are catching fire in trucks and recycling centers when lithium-ion batteries explode

Before you buy that new iPhone, iPad or other device, take a look inside the recycling centers catching fire as they struggle to dispose the lithium-ion batteries in your old stuff.

Thailand: Lure of cash from e-waste threatens public health

People in three northeastern provinces were at risk of harm from electronic garbage as many families there were involved in trash processing and disposal – often without protective gear.


Cox settles hazardous waste, privacy suit with California for $3.3M

Cox Communications has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a lawsuit with the state of California over its handling of hazardous waste and customer records.

E-waste linked to decreased fertility hormones in Nigerian men

Nigerian men who work with electronic waste have much lower levels of crucial fertility hormones than men unexposed to the waste, according to a new study.

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