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Extended Producer Responsibility takes hold in Ottowa

Why Extended Producer Responsibility Will Change the Recycling Game

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a waste management concept that, while not new, is finally getting the attention it deserves from a world that is waking up to its importance. Essentially, EPR is a strategy that assigns responsibility for the post-consumer phase of goods to the producers of the waste. As governments around the world try to cope with historic…

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The Fairphone: One of the greenest mobile phones in the world

The World’s Greenest Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are ubiquitous and they are a central part of modern life, but they come with varying degrees of eco-friendliness. Collectively, the billions of phones in the world today have a massive environmental footprint. Manufacturers are responding to growing consumer interest in eco-friendly phones. In the last two decades, smartphones have gone way beyond being simply mobile communication devices….

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First Map of World E-Waste Highlights Staggering Extent of Growing Problem

Amid surging demand for smartphones, tablets and other CE devices, worldwide volumes of electronic,, or e-waste are expected to a surge 33% higher by 2017. Producing the world’s first world e-waste map as well as a domestic and transboundary study of e-waste, the Solving the E-Waste Problem Initiative also has some recommendations to address what’s quickly grown to an urgent environmental and health problem in regions around the world.

Disposable Societies: E-Waste Keeps Growing and Growing…

The e-waste mountain will continue to grow in coming years, despite industry and government efforts to launch and carry out real, more substantive efforts to reduce it, according to a new research report.

Tackling E-Waste By Manufacturing ‘Smart’ Casings

Recycling gadgets is a headache no one really wants to think about too much. U.S. consumers generate between 300,000 and 400,000 tons of e-waste that is recycled. Most of this ends up in Third World countries like China, India and Nigeria where people use hammers, gas burners and manual labor to strip the gadgets down to the bare metals, glass…

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