Where do old cell phones and other forms of discarded electronic equipment go? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is trying to find out, working with both electronics recycling companies and educational not-for-profit organizations and using tracking software to find out just where used cell phones and other forms of e-waste actually end up.
As SmartPhones, computers, and tablets become more prominent in our daily lives, the US Environmental Protection Agency furthers its efforts to educate consumers about the importance of recycling.
The lack of facilities to adequately recycle old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste in China is resulting in the beginning of an e-waste crisis in the nation, according to new reports.
With electronic gadgets on the rise in Ghana, worries have been growing over the resultant crisis in the ever increasing amounts of e-waste in the country.
With used cell phones, microwaves, and computers among the many electronic gadgets spreading like wildfire across the world, the question of how to ensure these items are disposed of in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner is an ever more pertinent one.
The hacking of used cell phones by News Corp journalists has caused a huge scandal and dealt a massive blow to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in the United Kingdom.
A new depot intended to recycle old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste is about to open in Australia courtesy of Kurrajong Warata.
The issue of privacy relating to used cell phones has been called into question by lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce committee in Congress in the United States.
The manufacturers of cell phones and other electronic items are the target of new laws by the government in India.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed an agreement with Crimestoppers in a bid to crack down on companies that blatantly flout the law in Scotland by carrying out illegal e-waste operations in the country, including the unethical or unsafe disposal of electronic items such as old cell phones.