Over 200 e-scrap processing facilities are now certified to the R2 standard, according to R2 Solutions. A complete list of R2-certified locations can be found here .
Mobile phone and portable electronics company ecoATM has announced that it has closed its series B investment round of approximately $17 million. The San Diego-based company also bagged a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
E-World Online and Earth911 have teamed up to launch a consumer-focused directory of electronics recycling options. Specifically, E-World's Manufacturer Interstate Take-back System will be incorporated into Earth911's directory , which allows anyone to search for a nearby recycling firm.
The amount of e-waste being generated globally is increasing by 10 times every year, according to an account from the Xinhua news agency of a speech by Amina Mohammed, the executive director of the United Nations Environmental Program, in Nairobi, Kenya. Mohammed said that rapid urbanization is driving the rapid increase of e-waste as more people buy modern conveniences.
Some clever refurbishers have found a new way to recycle old iMac computers, making them a place for your cat to sleep .