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We may be able to throw our E-waste in the compost bin within 3 years

Can we win the war on E-waste? Mountains of electronic waste are dumped every year, leaching all kinds of toxins into the environment. And mining for …

Program management - Fundamentals

This presentation was delivered as part of the corporate training that i conduct.<p>The sessions were for the project managers & Sr project managers, who are aspiring to be the program managers.

Sustainability

The Indian company turning e-waste into mounds of profit

Old computers and electronics have created huge dumps of electronic trash around the world, and as the back office to the world, India is particularly burdened—Bangalore alone generates 18,000 metric tons of e-waste a year, an amount growing 20% a year. And although India banned e-waste imports in …

Pollution

New e-waste map shows the global toll of electronics

All of our used electronics are here to stay — unfortunately, we haven't figured out what to do with them yet. A new interactive e-waste map, created by the UN partnership organization StEP Initiative, shows that the volume of our e-waste, or any disposed item with an electrical cord or battery, is …

Agbogbloshie: the world's largest e-waste dump – in pictures

Discarders of electronic goods expect them to be recycled properly. But almost all such devices contain toxic chemicals which, even if they are recyclable, make it expensive to do so. As a result, illegal dumping has become a lucrative business.<p>Photographer Kevin McElvaney documents Agbogbloshie, a …

INFOGRAPHIC: The State of E-Waste

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste sources in the world, and on average only 25% of household electronics are actually collected and …

The Precious Gold Trapped in E-Waste Can Be Filtered by Fungi

Finnish researchers find that nature's recyclers make for capable gold diggers.<p>Image: Shutterstock<p>In 100,000 cell phones, it's estimated that there is 2.4 kilograms of gold, more than 900 kilograms of copper, 25 kilograms of silver, and more. Depending on the market prices, that's about $250,000 …

Fungi