Never take an old cell phone away from a teenager. That is the lesson that has been learned in a very painful manner by a man from Mason County in the United States.
The United Nations says that if the world learned to recycle more old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, there would be far less of a need to mine so much metal from out of the ground. Thomas Graedal, a Yale University professor who is also a member of the United Nations Environment Programme, says more waste management schemes, coupled with smarter product designs from manufacturers would have a major impact on metal recycling rates.
The law against using a new or old cell phone while operating a motor vehicle in Jefferson in the United States is not new, but it is the focus of a new police crackdown on the offence. The extra enforcement began on Tuesday and will continue until Monday the sixth of June.
All over the USA, State supreme courts are trying to determine whether a police officer needs a warrant to search data stored on a person’s cell phone or smartphone. So far, opinions are split.
Will used cell phones soon be replacing credit cards as a way to pay for goods and services? That is the question major credit card companies may well be asking themselves following the announcement that internet giant Google is set to unleash a new NFC mobile payment technology that will allow consumers to use their cell phones to pay for goods and services.
Cell phones are to put to use helping Kenyans to understand the need for the recycling of used cell phones and other forms of electronic waste in a new bid by the government to try and increase the efficiency of e-waste management in the country.
China has broken world records to become the first country with more than 900 million subscribers to new and old cell phones.
There are unconfirmed reports being made that Google will be holding a press event tomorrow to announce a trial NFC offering in five major US cities
British companies responsible for the recycling of old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste have been blasted for caring more about their profit margins than whether the recycling is actually being carried out in an ethical and responsible manner.
Used cell phones and other forms of electronic waste are not being disposed of properly in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, resulting in an e-waste problem that is rapidly getting out of control, according to experts.