The power is in our hands!

Lu Yin, Lead Researcher of the team behind a wearable device that can generate electricity even when a person is asleep or sitting still, spoke to ELN about the future of wireless charging technology

Sleeping fingers power electronics!

Engineers from the University of California San Diego have developed a sweat-fuelled device that generates power
even while the wearer is asleep or sitting still

UK consults on national plan to remove harmful chemicals from environment

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemical substances that are slow to degrade, can accumulate in human and animal tissue and are often discovered long distances from their place of manufacture or use

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

Matrix-style tech turns you into a battery!

The wearable device converts the body’s temperature into electricity

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

LG’s solar division aims to go carbon-neutral by 2030

Carbon-neutrality will be achieved using a variety of measures including recycling and tree planting

Best Buy targets 75% emissions reductions by 2030

The electronics retailer has also pledged to help consumers reduce their emissions by 20% and save $5bn during that period

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

Electronic waste
Electronic waste RAM-ming landfills worth $62bn

A new report shows this is three-times the value of all silver produced each year