The Basel Action Network (BAN) has issued a second report presenting information derived from its GPS tracking activities. Like the first report from a year ago, this report names electronics recyclers and leaves the casual reader presuming each named recycler is complicit in illegal exporting (part of an “export chain,” as BAN puts it).
Years ago, large groups of people came together representing many different perspectives on electronics and sustainability. Academics and manufacturers – both large and small – sat with purchasers, recyclers, activists, environmentalists and others that were interested in making a leadership standard.
The online E-Scrap News article appearing last week entitled “Can export incentives help clean up Agbogbloshie?” announces a new program to improve the infamously polluted and polluting scrap recycling operations in the Agbogbloshie area of Accra, Ghana.
If you’re reading this publication, you are well aware of the ultra-competitive nature of electronics recycling. E-scrap businesses must adjust to market shifts and be quick to make smart choices about pricing and material sales.
The Internet of Things is the latest territory that could hold promise for enterprising electronics recycling operations. The Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow from $9 billion in 2015 to $24 billion by 2021 – and to $33 billion by 2027, according to recent research.