Edition 70
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Nigeria Develops Policy On E-Waste Management
27 November 2014 - The Nigerian government said Wednesday that it had developed a draft policy and strategic plan on the management of electronic waste (e-waste) in the country. Full Article

Curbside E-Waste Disposal Will Soon Be Fine-Carrying No-No In NYC
15 December 2014 - Ah, Christmastime in New York City — tricked-out window displays on Fifth Avenue, ice skating and Norway-spruce gazing at Rockefeller Center, wild-eyed hordes in Herald Square and trashed televisions as far as the eye can see. Full Article

Airtel Ghana Joins Hands With Ericsson To Recycle E-Waste
15 December 2014 - In a major sustainable initiative in the telecom industry, Airtel Ghana has partnered with Ericsson to dispose and recycle e-wastes. Full Article

Optoro Raises $50 Million in Funding Round Led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
2014 December 10-Optoro Inc., a cloud-based technology company that enables retailers and manufacturers to increase their revenue from returned and excess inventory, today announced that it has closed a $50 million Series C funding. The funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) joined by Generation Investment Management (Generation) with participation from existing investors Revolution Growth, Grotech Ventures and SWaN & Legend Venture Partners. KPCB Partner Daniel Oros will join the board. Full Article

E-Waste Systems Forms Joint Venture To Expand Electronic Waste Recycling
10 December 2014 - E-Waste Systems Inc. (EWSI) has formed a joint venture with an Indian company to expand electronic waste recycling operations in North America and Asia. Full Article

EPA Issues Final Rule On Hazardous Materials Recycling
10 December 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized new safeguards that promote responsible recycling of hazardous secondary materials and demonstrate a significant step forward in promoting recycling innovation, resulting in both resource conservation and economic benefits, while strengthening protections for environmental justice communities. Full Article

How Gadget Makers Aren't Helping Our E-Waste Problem
9 December 2014 - Chances are high that you'll be getting or giving new electronics this holiday season: an iPhone upgrade for mum perhaps, or maybe a new Windows 8 ultrabook. Device upgrades have become increasingly frequent for many of us. Unfortunately, too many people give virtually no thought to what becomes of all these discarded gadgets. Full Article

Recycled E-Waste Brightens Dark Nights
9 December 2014 - Bangalore-based IBM Research India has a bright idea for keeping discarded lithium laptop batteries out of landfills: repurposing their cells as energy supplies for the powerless. Full Article

New Law Will Ban E-Waste With Regular Trash
9 December 2014 - Starting New Year's Day, it will be illegal to include electronics with normal trash and recycling, and those who do will face a $100 fine for each violation. Full Article

WasteCare Installs Battery Sorting System
8 December 2014 - WasteCare, co-owner of BatteryBack, which is one of the United Kingdom’s largest compliance schemes for household batteries, is partnering with Refind Technologies to install an automatic system for sorting discarded batteries. The system will allow WasteCare to sort more than 3,000 metric tons of batteries per year, of which 2,400 metric tons will be sorted automatically. Full Article

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