Residents fear a local government e-scrap collection program will harm charities, and recycling professionals describe the routes they took into the industry.
Growing volumes of Nigerian e-scrap coincide with an evolving processor field, and port workers will have an early vote on a labor contract that could bring some stability to West Coast exports.
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.
China’s recent crackdown on imports of e-scrap and other materials has exposed smuggling operations, led to dozens of arrests and resulted in the confiscation of more than 22,000 tons of material.
An e-scrap startup reflects on its first half-decade, and a Filipino writer cautions lawmakers to adopt e-scrap legislation in the interest of public health.
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.