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Consumers offered cash for old gadgets in new recycling scheme

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Over 50 companies, including Samsung, Dell, Sky and B&Q, have signed up to UK government-backed plan to refurbish and resell unwanted electrical goods

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Innovations in mobile phone recycling: biomining to dissolving circuit boards

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More than 1.8bn mobile phones were purchased in 2013 and only 3% will be recycled. Can emerging technologies boost these low rates?

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Dell e-waste director: don’t ban secondhand computers

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To bridge the digital divide, Africa needs to see waste as a resource then build an infrastructure to reap the benefits . . . → Read More: Dell e-waste director: don’t ban secondhand computers

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New adhesive system makes a circuit board that is 90% recyclable

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Three British companies have developed a system that means components can easily be separated by hot water . . . → Read More: New adhesive system makes a circuit board that is 90% recyclable

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Amid legal uncertainty on conflict minerals, alternatives emerge

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How can manufacturers – and consumers – fight the conflict minerals that are destabilising central Africa? . . . → Read More: Amid legal uncertainty on conflict minerals, alternatives emerge

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50m tonnes of e-waste generated every year – and it is increasing

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Better links between designers, manufacturers and recyclers are needed to stem the tide of electronic junk . . . → Read More: 50m tonnes of e-waste generated every year – and it is increasing

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Nanotechnology so good you can eat it

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Electronics that dissolve in the environment or are even edible are the answer to the ever-growing problem of e-waste 

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Is Apple cleaning up its act on labour rights?

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Tough production schedules and slim margins lead to poor labour conditions in the electronics industry. Duncan Jefferies asks if progress is being made . . . → Read More: Is Apple cleaning up its act on labour rights?

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