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Fresh calls for New Zealand to clean up its 'snowballing' e-waste problem | 1 NEWS | TVNZ

Fresh calls for New Zealand to clean up its ‘snowballing’ e-waste problem | 1 NEWS | TVNZ9 November 2020
There are fresh calls for New Zealand to deal with its problematic e-waste and stop tonnes of potentially harmful rubbish ending up in our landfills every year.

France fights throwaway culture with repair labels | The Times

France fights throwaway culture with repair labels | The Times17 October 2020
The makers of smartphones and electronic and household appliances will have to specify how their products can be repaired under a French move to curb the practice of “planned obsolescence”.

Product stewardship could lead to less waste and more jobs | Stuff

A new plan to regulate product stewardship may reduce waste and create jobs, but experts say it crosses the starting line, not the finish.

UN reports record figures for e-waste • Recycling International

E-scrap generated around the world continues to soar with the added concern that only a fraction is recycled and the gap is getting bigger.

Govt to make companies, consumers, responsible for e-waste - NZ Herald

Govt moves to regulate stewardship schemes for e-waste, plastic packaging and tyres.

Stuff

A charging e-unicycle is thought to have burst into flames sparking a fire on the 11th floor of a central Auckland apartment building.

Our gigantic e-waste problem | RNZ

New Zealand produces some 80,000 tonnes of electronic waste every year – but we recycle less than two percent of it.

Stuff

Injuries, dramatic rescues and homes gutted – all the result of fires caused by multi-plug power boards.