O2 stops 250k devices from hitting landfill

In 2022, it claims that 92% of old devices were refurbished and resold as ‘like new’ products

Vodafone and WWF partner to recycle mobile phones and cut emissions

The new ‘one million phones for the planet’ programme aims to support a circular economy and Vodafone’s 2040 net zero emissions goal

Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub launch £500k e-waste fund

Between £10,000 and £75,000 will be awarded to UK projects that reduce e-waste, encourage recycling of electronic goods or support devices being used over and over again

Disposable vapes a ‘climate nightmare’

Enough are reportedly thrown away each year with batteries able to power 1,200 EVs

More than 5.3bn phones to be thrown away this year

Without change, 74 million tonnes of e-waste a year could be generated by the world’s population

The Carbon Column – The growing problem of WEEE

In this post I look at e-waste, one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world

Turning garbage into gold: UK’s Royal Mint to recover precious metals from e-waste

It will use new chemistry to recover gold within the circuit boards of laptops and mobile phones

Philippines’ Globe rings in Asia’s first’ eco SIM card

The SIM cards are made from 100% recycled materials, including polystyrene waste from refrigerators, in partnership with technology company Thales

Government unveils new rules to tackle short lifespan of electrical appliances

Manufacturers will be required to make spare parts for products available to consumers

Government considers e-waste obligation for online retailers

By the end of 2021, online businesses may have to follow an equal obligation to collect old devices from customers