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Giving Old Computers to Young People Is Better for More Than Just the Environment

When office computers become too old, they all too often end up on the scrap heap. The association "Hey, Alter!" gives them to young people instead. This is not only more sustainable, but also an exciting opportunity for digital education.

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Modular and Fairly Produced: How Syllucid Makes USB Cables More Sustainable

Did you know: 1kg of cable releases 3x the volume of CO2 emissions? Syllucid's sustainable and modular USB cables are made from recycled materials, versatile — and built to last.

The Global Environmental E-Waste Problem: What Can You Do About It?

E-waste is the world's fastest growing waste mountain. But there are ways to stop this development.

Do Fungal Circuit Boards Hold the Key for E-Waste Recycling?

Mushrooms are the forests' great recyclers, but can they also help reduce electronic waste?

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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).