Being able to reuse precious metals and components contained in e-waste has become a priority for researchers in the recycling industry. Most precious components are scarce and expensive, so it is important to have suitable ways of recovering them.   Gold Recovery with the Cyanide Method Methods have already been developed. The use of.. read more →

Recycling e-waste is already great. It enables the reuse of rare earth elements and precious metals like gold and silver, that are contained in electronics. But what if it could also help save lives?   Recycling cellphones into medical equipment IBM research scientists just made a discovery that could help with the e-waste problem. Indeed,.. read more →

If your company has storage filled with old technology, it’s probably time to do something about it. Summer is here, business is slower, so get ready for the fall by doing some asset recovery! What is Asset Recovery? “Asset recovery, also known as investment or resource recovery, is the process of maximizing the value of.. read more →

Recycling your old technology devices is great for the environment already… Taking them to a certified recycler is even better. But what if ongoing researches were about to make IT equipment disposal even more eco-friendly?   That’s what researchers like William Bonificio from Harvard University and Eric Schelter from University of Pennsylvania are working on.. read more →

  A report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that illegally traded and dumped e-waste is worth up to $19 billion every year and causes severe health risks. Millions of tons of used technology equipment are smuggled to Asia and Africa, where they end up in landfills. The electronic industry generates about 41.. read more →