Rigid data-security regulations in Europe will present opportunities for businesses that are prepared, and discarded mobile devices in Australia create untapped potential for materials recovery.
Consumers in China hold onto their old mobile phones for an average of two years after replacing them, and flame retardants in e-plastics show up in recycled products.
A Spanish company has launched a pilot project to use leaded CRT glass in ceramic tiles, and the U.K. wants the electronics industry to collect more material for recycling in 2015.
One expert says changes to the extended producer responsibility system in the U.K. are beneficial, and a Middle Eastern kingdom works to teach students about e-scrap recycling.
Spain prepares to implement its electronics reuse targets, and activists in Bangladesh urge the government to address the issue of electronics disposal.
Kenya becomes the first African country to pass a law directing flows of e-scrap, and an Aussie stewardship group reaches out to the country’s business community.
Scotland authorities fine a man for attempting to export e-scrap to Nigeria, and Hong Kong will charge fees to electronics importers to pay for end-of-life recycling services. Continue Reading
Bloomberg takes readers on a tour of the Chinese town of Guiyu as it looks to formalize electronics recycling, and flooding in parts of India has complicated e-scrap efforts.
Romania remains well short of a 2021 European Union target for e-scrap collections, and Sims Metals Management brought profitability to its global e-scrap recycling business in fiscal year 2015.
An analysis shows alarming ground contamination from e-scrap processing in the world’s second most-populous country, and Hong Kong officials learn about e-scrap-related prosecutions.