An electronic waste program which was implemented by the Miri City Council in Borneo, in partnership with the local branch of CSSA (Computer Sales and Service Association)
Most Americans are aware to some extent that recycling of electronics such as computers and cell phones no longer needed is good for the environment.
E-waste Handling and Management Rules 2011 are to be effective from 1 May in India, R P S Kahlon, the principal secretary of the West Bengal environment department announced last week at the Confederation of Indian Industry Waste Symposium 2012 in Kolkata.
In order to tackle the growing menace of electronic waste and dispose of it in a scientific manner, the Baroda IT association (BIT) in India organized an exhibition that ran over three days from 17 thru 19 February in Vadodora.
New legislation is to force retailers in Israel to recycle used batteries and accept old electronic equipment, including old cell phones.
The UP Regional Pollution Control Board, also sometimes simply referred to as UPRPCB, of Noida in India is offering to help residents to be able to dispose of their electronic waste in an environmentally friendly fashion rather than selling it off to local scrap dealers.
Borneo’s first electronic waste collection centre, which will cost about RM 500,000, is to be constructed in Deshon Road in Sibu in order to try and solve the problem of the indiscriminate dumping of such waste, which includes old cell phones.
The government of India is trying to tackle the country’s growing mountain of electronic waste with a recycling law that intends to force manufacturers of high tech gadgets to clean up the toxic garbage, which is discarded by their customers in items such as old cell phones.
West Africa is facing a growing tide of electronic waste, which is being generated by domestic consumption of both new and secondhand electronic and electrical equipment, including old cell phones, a new United Nations report claims.
There is to be a workshop on the issue of electronic waste at the African Utility Week, which takes place in May. While few would argue that the technological explosion, witnessed over the course of the last 30 years, has not brought about many advantages, bringing about instant connectivity to anywhere in the world and many advances in the fields of mobile telephony, broadcasting equipment and computer hardware.