E-waste getting a second life as new technologies

A Togolese entrepreneur and engineer creates a fully functional 3D printer for less than $100 with parts sourced from local e-waste sites. ...

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WorldLoop welcomes 12 e-waste practitioners to Belgium

UNIDO and WorldLoop partner with Recupel and the Belgian recycling industry to advance sustai...

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StEP Launches World E-Waste Map Revealing National Volumes, International Flows

By 2017, all of that year’s end-of-life refrigerators, televisions, mobile phones, computers, and other electrical and electronic products could fill a line of 40-ton trucks around three-quarters of the equator. This would represent a global jump of 33% in just five years. This startling forecast is based ...

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Toxic E-waste Treatment Extends to Chile

WorldLoop and Chilenter, an ICT4Dev organization based in Chile, recently entered into a partnership together to combat the growing e-waste challenges faced locally. A study completed by StEP (Uni...

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Raising awareness about e-waste in Nairobi’s slums

What better way to attract attention in Nairobi, Kenya? Hold up traffic and play loud music. Last week, WorldLoop had the opportunity to join the WEEE Centre in an effective community awareness raising and e-waste col...

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7 tons of e-waste arrive in Belgium from Kenya

7 tons of printed circuit boards, a highly complex and toxic type of electronic waste, arrived from WorldLoop's member, the WEEE Centre in Nairobi (Kenya) at Umicore’s precious metals refinery facility in Hoboken (Belgium) fo...

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