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Incineration

Hub | February 23, 2007 at 12:40

Hi-Tech: Highly toxic

Hub | July 20, 2009 at 11:49

Toxic Trade

Hub | February 23, 2007 at 12:44

POPs

Hub | April 4, 2006 at 13:34

Tech fair highlights need for clean, green, sustainable gadgets

Press release | October 22, 2016 at 18:23

Manila – Gadgets with longer lifespans, upgradeable modular components, clean and green production technologies, and extended support by manufacturers from design and creation down to take-back and disposal, are not only more desirable, but would...

Where does e-waste end up?

Page | April 4, 2006 at 13:36

Many old electronic goods gather dust in storage waiting to be reused, recycled or thrown away. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that as much as three quarters of the computers sold in the US are stockpiled in garages and...

What's in electronic devices?

Page | April 4, 2006 at 13:36

Electronic devices are a complex mixture of several hundred materials, many of which contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium and hazardous chemicals, such as brominated flame retardants. Polluting PVC plastic is...

The e-waste problem

Page | April 4, 2006 at 13:35

The amount of electronic products discarded globally has skyrocketed recently, with 20-50 million tonnes generated every year. If such a huge figure is hard to imagine, think of it like this - if the estimated amount of e-waste generated every...

HP, Lenovo and Dell penalised for breaking their green IT promises

Feature story | July 1, 2009 at 6:00

We're giving HP, Lenovo and Dell--the world's biggest PC makers--a penalty point in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, for backtracking on their commitments to eliminate PVC plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their...

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 5, 2008 at 6:00

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

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