EU pulls plug on e-waste with proposal for common electronic devices charger

USB-C would become the standard port for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld video game consoles

Could bacteria eat e-waste? Talk about grabbing a byte to eat…

Coventry University’s Professor of Bio-innovation and Enterprise, Sebastien Farnaud, has talked to ELN about a sustainable way to recover precious materials from e-waste using bacteria

Green SIM cards made from recycled fridges put the freeze on pollution

Veolia and Thales have teamed up to create the eco-designed SIM card, which could eliminate the need for around 5,000 tonnes of virgin plastic a year

UK to legislate to tackle short lifespan of electrical appliances

Tougher rules will oblige manufacturers to make spare parts available and help consumers save £75 a year on their energy bills

Government considers e-waste obligation for online retailers

By the end of 2021, online businesses may have to follow an equal obligation to collect old devices from customers

Tech giants Apple and Amazon face backlash from MPs for ‘e-waste tsunami’ in the UK

The Environmental Audit Committee says the companies are contributing to 155,000 tonnes of waste electricals ending up in bins every year

UK generates ‘second-highest amount of e-waste per person in the world’

Almost a quarter of electronic devices and electrical appliances sold in the UK do not meet current standards for energy efficiency, according to a new report

New joint venture to provide circular solution to ‘millions tonnes of e-mobility waste’

Aceleron and Eco Charger have launched a new venture to provide circular-economy-ready batteries

MPs launch inquiry into e-waste and circular economy

The UK produces more e-waste than the EU average

UN, Nigeria launch $15m electronics waste initiative

Nigeria generated 290,000 tonnes of e-waste in 2017 and also remains a major recipient of used electronics from abroad