e waste management

  • Digital Empowerment Foundation is equipping communities to repair old gadgets

    Hey there, tech explorers! Ever wondered about the gadgets that surround us? Imagine a world where you could talk to someone on the other side of the planet with a tap, play games that whisk you away to imaginary lands, and even learn new things while dancing with emojis! That is the world of electronic devices—the coolest companions in our digital adventure.

  • Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti Is Fighting for Kenya's Environment

    In the lush highlands of Nyeri County, Kenya, a seven-year-old girl planted her first tree in 2002, a small act that would sprout into a lifetime of environmental activism. That girl, Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti, now a 28-year-old award-winning climate hero, has since planted thousands of trees, and inspired a generation of young Kenyans to love and protect nature. This is her story.

  • Robin's Recycling Adventures: A Modern-Day Robin Hood Saving the Earth, One Gadget at a Time

    In a world where amazing gadgets often bring harm to our environment, there's a modern hero who fights against electronic waste, just like Robin Hood fought for justice. Meet Robin Ingenthron, the E-Waste Robin Hood, who has dedicated his life to making electronics better for our planet. He's like a superhero who takes from the places with too much waste (landfills full of old gadgets) and gives back to the places that need help (the environment and communities that are struggling).

  • Level Up Your Gaming Fun and Gear While Making a Difference in Reducing E-Waste

    Hey there, fellow gamers! Welcome to the exciting world of gaming, where we go on exciting adventures and conquer big challenges! But here's something we need to talk about – e-waste. Yeah, it's not as fun as unlocking new levels, but it's super important for our planet. The gaming industry has revolutionized entertainment but has also resulted in the generation of electronic waste.

  • Jim Puckett: Championing the Fight Against Global E-Waste

    In the realm of e-waste management, one name stands out as a relentless advocate for environmental responsibility and social justice: Jim Puckett. With his pioneering work at the Basel Action Network (BAN), Jim has spent over 30 years fighting against toxic waste and its detrimental impact on communities and the environment.

  • Repurposing E-Waste Plastics for Sustainable Cell Culture Containers

    The recycling of electronic waste, commonly known as e-waste, poses a big challenge due to the complex composition and hazardous additives present in the plastics derived from discarded electronic devices. However, researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found an exciting solution.

  • From Consumption to Disposal: Unravelling the E-Waste Challenges in Developing Countries

    Have you ever taken a moment to count the number of old mobile phones tucked away in a drawer at your house? It's a common habit for many of us to either accumulate or dispose of old electrical products instead of repairing them, resulting in a rapidly increasing pile of electronic waste.

  • E-Waste Legislation and Policy: Analyzing Global Effectiveness and Opportunities for Improvement in E-Waste Management Practices

    Have you ever wondered what happens to your old electronic devices after you dispose them off? And what impact do they have on the environment and our health? The increase in the generation of e-waste poses a substantial threat to the environment and human health worldwide. It’s a global challenge that requires immediate and decisive action.

  • Solar Waste Generation and Recycling: Where Are We Heading?

    India is witnessing two important developments: an increased impetus for transitioning from fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy and curbing reliance on China, and establishing its dominance in solar power. That explains India’s ambitious goal of generating 280 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from solar energy. Recent statistics tell us that India is sincerely pursuing its ambition, with the country’s module manufacturing capacities exceeding 39 GW at the end of September 2022.

  • Consumerism and E-Waste: How Our Choices Impact The Environment

    Our world is fast becoming digital, and electronic gadgets have become an integral part of our daily lives. There is no denying the fact that technology has revolutionized the world. From smartphones and laptops to washing machines and dishwashers, these devices have made our lives more efficient and comfortable. We eagerly wait for the latest release of our favourite gadgets, rushing to sell off our old ones for the latest model. But do you know the amount of e-waste generated from this constant upgrading of gadgets, and keeping up with the latest trends and advancements?