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.
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.
Apple recently unveiled a new ‘member’ of its team: Liam, a robot that safely and quickly takes apart iPhones and recovers any reusable materials.
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.
33 year old Togolese inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou has created a low-cost 3D printer using bits of electronic waste (e-waste).
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.