The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of making a major overhaul of the European Union’s regulations regarding electronic waste
In the United States alone, there are approximately half a billion cell phones either in landfills or sitting in drawers gathering dust. Thankfully, more people are becoming aware of the toxic consequences of actually throwing away their cell phones, but in many cases that just means that people hang onto their old phones forever.
Cell phone recycling centers during the past few years are seeing more donations than ever before.
An Australian council which claimed that the majority of the hard waste, including electronic waste such as old cell phones, was recycled and has been forced into an embarrassing retraction by a group of primary school students.
Are cell phones somehow linked to osteoporosis? Idaho researchers claim they have discovered a connection between the development of osteoporosis and one of the metals used in cell phones, cadmium.
Many Americans have probably never thought about the lifecycle of the electronics they use every day, but cell phones just like all other electronic items have a certain ebb and flow to their existence.
The problem of contamination from electrical waste, including old cell phones, in Asia is so great that it could spread all over the world, according to a leading environmental researcher.
The question of government involvement in programs designed to benefit society is fast becoming a hot-button political issue.
India produces no less than 400,000 tons of electrical waste, including old cell phones, each and every year.
Plastic that has been recycled from electronic waste including old cell phones is posing a threat to human health in India, according to a new report.