By Jeremy Kaplan Published March 06, 2014 FoxNews.com It used to be wetlands, a recreation zone. Today the locals call it Sodom and Gomorrah. Slag heaps of rusting electronics, old refrigerators and monitors are scattered everywhere in Agbogbloshie, a dumping ground in Ghana for electronic waste from the rest of the world. On the banks […]
Global e-scrap market to quadruple in coming years By Editorial Staff, E-Scrap News Feb. 28, 2014 The annual e-scrap market is expected to reach nearly $41.4 billion by 2019, more than four times its 2012 value of $9.8 billion. According to a market report by Transparency Market Research, regulatory improvements, sustainability programs from major manufacturers and “rapid industrialization” […]
R2 certification hits milestone By Editorial Staff, E-Scrap News Feb. 14, 2014 More than 500 e-scrap recycling facilities around the world are now certified to the R2 standard. R2 Solutions, the nonprofit organization responsible for developing and administering the standard, announced the news Feb. 7 in a press release. A total of 508 facilities across 14 […]
As the e-scrap stream has grown and changed, both laws and certification systems are attempting to keep up. Jean Cox-Kearns “We’d like to achieve a closed loop—it’s our aspirational goal,” said Jean Cox-Kearns, the Ireland-based Director of Compliance for Dell Global Takeback, part of computer maker Dell Inc., Round Rock, Texas.