United States: Armed with a US$ 3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the universities of Purdue and Tuskegee in the USA have initiated an international campaign to make electronics more environmentally friendly without compromising their quality. The researchers have united behind the Global Traineeship in Sustainable Electronics program, which will run..
Sustainable supply chains are increasingly becoming strategic for executives, employees and consumers, but bring along a number of challenges – including constant innovation, the realization that it is a process with mid-term gains and that sustainability advances quickly become obsolete especially in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector, where products are replaced in very..
MANILA, Philippines—By the time you get your hands on the newest phone model you’ve always wanted, a faster, smaller and perhaps even cheaper version comes out of the pipeline. Such is the blistering pace of today’s advances in technology that any product becomes obsolete in a matter of months. The accelerating rate of replacement, however,..
For some products, recycling is more involved than finding your closest blue bin. This is especially true with electronics recycling, where a little research is required to make sure that you are recycling products responsibly. Increased government regulation and official certification of recyclers both help make this possible. Of all the products brought to market..
The Electronic Goods Recycling industry, which operates facilities for separating and sorting recyclable materials from nonhazardous electronic waste (e.g. computers and TVs), has performed well over the five years to 2013. Industry performance is largely contingent upon demand from primary metal manufacturing, industrial production, regulation of recycling operations and disposable income. “As the recession cut..