Government considers e-waste obligation for online retailers

By the end of 2021, online businesses may have to follow an equal obligation to collect old devices from customers

Matrix-style tech turns you into a battery!

The wearable device converts the body’s temperature into electricity

Tech giants Apple and Amazon face backlash from MPs for ‘e-waste tsunami’ in the UK

The Environmental Audit Committee says the companies are contributing to 155,000 tonnes of waste electricals ending up in bins every year

LG’s solar division aims to go carbon-neutral by 2030

Carbon-neutrality will be achieved using a variety of measures including recycling and tree planting

Best Buy targets 75% emissions reductions by 2030

The electronics retailer has also pledged to help consumers reduce their emissions by 20% and save $5bn during that period

UN, Nigeria launch $15m electronics waste initiative

Nigeria generated 290,000 tonnes of e-waste in 2017 and also remains a major recipient of used electronics from abroad

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Electronic waste RAM-ming landfills worth $62bn

A new report shows this is three-times the value of all silver produced each year

Samsung commits to 100% renewable energy by 2020

The company is set to install around 42,000 square meters of solar panels at its headquarters in South Korea

EU fines capacitor makers €254m over price-fixing cartel

Capacitors are essential parts of almost all electronic products, from smart phones to appliances in homes, electronic systems in cars and wind turbines

US sets new efficiency standards for external power supplies

The US Government has announced new energy efficiency standards for external power supplies used in electronics such as mobile phones and laptops. They are expected to help consumers save nearly $4 billion on their energy bills and cut carbon pollution by 47 million metric tons over the next 30 years, according to the US Department […]