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Electronic Waste Recycling With the Help of Bacteria

Recycling e-waste still presents us with major challenges, partly because the individual components are difficult to separate from one another. However, researchers are developing a new method - with the help of bacteria.

Researchers Tackle E-Waste With Very First Biodegradable Display

Whether it's discarded smartphones, TVs or kitchen appliances - electronic waste is an ever-growing problem. In a bid to help stem the tide, researchers in Germany have now developed a biodegradable display.

Meet Liam, the iPhone-Chomping Robot

Apple recently unveiled a new ‘member’ of its team: Liam, a robot that safely and quickly takes apart iPhones and recovers any reusable materials.

Global Achievements in Electronic Waste Management

While electronic waste is increasingly becoming a contentious issue in international relations and politics, here’s a look at initiatives in a few countries to recycle ewaste.

A 3D Printer Direct from the Scrap Heap

33 year old Togolese inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou has created a low-cost 3D printer using bits of electronic waste (e-waste).

E-Waste: A Burden on Human Health and our Ecosystem Alike

A great deal of attention has been given to the profoundly damaging affects e-waste has on human health, however electronics may also have more subtle and long-term repercussions for our greater ecosystem.

Recycling Your Old Mobile Phone

Electronic waste (e-waste) is becoming a growing concern, to which thrown-out mobile phones contribute significantly.