e-waste, definition of
This term doesn’t refer to all the spam filling your email box, though those messages do waste plenty of time. E-waste is actually the millions of tons of electronic products, computers, cell phones, and the like that enter the waste stream worldwide each year. As newer, better, cooler gadgets come on the market, the piles of e-waste grow ever higher. Aside from their contribution to landfills, many electronic devices contain hazardous materials, such as mercury; many also contain valuable, reusable materials that can be recycled. There are some simple ways to limit e-waste: Buy quality products that can be upgraded instead of replaced; donate old equipment (to a school for instance); and seek out recycling programs when you’re ready to dispose of an item. Also called electronic waste.
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- The Great Reset - what does it mean?
The Great Reset is a new initiative from the World Economic Forum (WEF), how just meet in Davos. We look at what it is trying to do and can it succeed.
- How to lower your digital carbon footprint
When we think about our carbon footprint, hot topics include plastic waste, air pollution and high energy consumption. But we don’t give as much attention to the impact of our digital life. [...]
- Designing batteries for easier recycling could avert a looming e-waste crisis
As concern mounts over the impacts of climate change, many experts are calling for greater use of electricity as a substitute for fossil fuels. Powered by advancements in battery technology, the number of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on U.S. roads...
- Vollebak's Garbage Watch is a timeless solution for e-waste
Vollebak, a company at the core of sustainable clothing innovation, targets time itself with a new prototype, the Garbage Watch. [...]
- Global e-waste growth rate poses increased danger to the environment
Recent research findings published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have revealed that global e-waste is growing at an alarming rate. Many people worldwide use electronic gadgets such as smartphones, laptops and TVs, but few countries...
- European lawmakers propose a ‘right to repair’ for mobiles and laptops
The European Commission has set out a plan to move towards a ‘right to repair’ for electronics devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops...
- How to properly and safely dispose of these 10 items in your home
Toxic chemicals, e-waste, light bulbs and batteries are just a few common household items that exit our homes and can end up in the landfill, where they may or may not break down or leach into the soil and water...
- Celebrate the second International E-Waste Day
Thanks to its inaugural success last year, the second International E-Waste Day will be observed on October 14, 2019. The day is meant to raise awareness for proper disposal of electrical equipment and electronic devices worldwide.[...]
- Lawmakers are pushing gadget manufacturers with the Right to Repair movement
The amount of electronics that we are throwing away each year is growing at an exponential rate, and this toxic trash is hazardous to both people and the planet...
- This eco-friendly wooden laptop is designed to curb e-waste
The innovators at iameco ("I Am Eco") have created a new sustainable laptop to accompany their lineup of eco-friendly tech, including a desktop model and computer accessories...
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