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Report: Up to 20% of U.S. E-Waste ‘Sent to Hong Kong’11 November 2016 – The conclusion stems from a two-year probe by Basel Action Network (BAN), a U.S.-based NGO focused on protecting the world’s environment from toxic materials.

Latest Samsung washing machine recall does not affect New Zealand - National - NZ Herald News

Latest Samsung washing machine recall does not affect New Zealand – National – NZ Herald News5 November 2016 – A recall of 2.8 million Samsung washing machines in the United States does not affect the manufacturer’s machines sold in New Zealand.
Nov 2, 2016 – New Zealand
A computer is a terrible thing to waste | The Gisborne HeraldNEARLY 600 people took advantage of e-Month October with 33.6 tonnes of…

GPS tracking of US e-scrap sparks controversy | E-scrap and Batteries - United States - Recycling News | Recycling International - recycling magazine for professionals by professionals |

Sept 23, 2016 – United States
GPS tracking of US e-scrap sparks controversy | Recycling International ‘The American public continues to be scammed by unethical companies greenwashing themselves as recyclers,’ says BAN’s executive director Jim Puckett.

Non-toxic leaching formula developed for e-scrap | Resource Recycling

Non-toxic leaching formula developed for e-scrap | Resource RecyclingA leaching method can effectively extract precious metals from e-scrap without using toxic chemicals, the product’s creator said.

Parliamentary panel recommends govt to bring a separate legislation on e-waste - Livemint

Aug 23, 2016 – India
Parliamentary panel recommends govt to bring a separate legislation on e-waste – LivemintThe panel noted that the electronics and appliances industry in the country would reach $400 billion by 2020 and in order to absorb this growth, India would generate enormous electronic waste

Electronics recycling flags in Australia - Recycling Today Global Edition

Aug, 2016 Electronics recycling flags in Australia – Recycling Today Global EditionUniversity of New South Wales study examines country’s e-scrap management.

Take responsibility for electronic-waste disposal : Nature News & Comment

Aug, 2016Take responsibility for electronic-waste disposal : Nature News & CommentInternational cooperation is needed to stop developed nations simply offloading defunct electronics on developing countries, argue Zhaohua Wang, Bin Zhang and Dabo Guan.

Taranaki Environmental Centre in NP helps the public with waste information | Stuff.co.nz

May, 2016Taranaki Environmental Centre in NP helps the public with waste information | Stuff.co.nzNatalie Kennaugh of the Taranaki Environmental Educational Trust said the public could be confused as to where to go and who to call.

Auckland’s first ‘repair cafe’ launched in Pt Chevalier | Stuff.co.nz

Apr, 2016Auckland’s first ‘repair cafe’ launched in Pt Chevalier | Stuff.co.nzA group of Pt Chevalier residents have come together to fix broken appliances that would have otherwise been thrown away.

Contaminated recycling a fire risk : Christchurch City Council

Contaminated recycling a fire risk : Christchurch City Council Residents putting car batteries, gas bottles and other dangerous items in their yellow recycling bins are creating a potential fire hazard.

iPhone 'explodes' leaving cyclist with third-degree burns | Stuff.co.nz

iPhone ‘explodes’ leaving cyclist with third-degree burns | Stuff.co.nzGareth Clear was mountain biking when he fell on his iphone causing it to explode which melted his shorts and badly burnt the skin on his upper right thigh.

Apple brags about its environmental progress, but the truth is it still has work to do

Apple brags about its environmental progress, but the truth is it still has work to doBy constantly rolling out new products, Apple is contributing to a consumerism that may be difficult to ever neutralize from a carbon standpoint.

Extraction of gold, copper from e-waste by Iranian researchers - Mehr News AgencyExtraction of gold, copper from e-waste by Iranian researchers – Mehr News Agency 29 December 2016– Iranian researchers have recycled electronic waste using biological methods managing to recover gold and copper.