Certain companies are so successful that when they launch a new product, or even a new version of an old product, it can become a media event.
The flow of outdated electronic products to Indonesia, including old cell phones, has not been stemmed despite a recent worldwide pledge to ban exports of toxic waste, according to activists.
To try to prevent electronic waste, including old cell phones, from being broken down by primitive and ultimate dangerous methods of recycling by those outside the formal sector
A collection system for electronic waste in Penang is being worked on by experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Mexico has finally woken up to the fact that it both needs to and can do a lot more to collect and recycle electronic waste including old cell phones and freezers, given that the majority of such items have tended to end up on dumps even after years of collection efforts.
A government test that is used to determine the amount of radiation that people absorb via their new or old cell phones is flawed, according to a number of researchers and doctors.
An alarming new study suggests that as many as every one in six of all old cell phones are contaminated with traces of fecal matter.
Kenya has set up what it its second such electronic waste recycling facility as the country tries to step up to the plate and do what needs to be done to combat the growing problem.
With electronic waste, including old cell phones and batteries, from small offices and even ordinary households beginning to pose a serious threat to the soil and overall health of Delhi, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), has come up with a plan to involve kabadiwallahs and ragpickers in order to help dispose of such items in the proper manner.
It is looking likely that cell phones will become more universal than ever before now that major institutions such as Northern Kentucky University have begun providing kiosks where students and staff can charge mobile devices such as cell phones, portable mp3 players, and even tablet computers. The service is free of charge, but only in the sense of being available without monetary cost to all comers. The kiosks definitely do deliver a ‘charge’ in the form of electricity.