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How O2 is mainstreaming charger-free phones

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet charger that is faulty

BusinessGreen Leaders waste project of the year set to put an end to the 'spaghetti' of chargers lying around our offices

13 Oct 2014

Microsoft and iFixit launch gadget repair guidance site

ifixit iphone 5 opened up

Companies want to help people set up repair businesses to save the environment

08 Aug 2014

Computers4all unlocks recycling benefits through new prison training scheme

Piles of e-waste

The Mount prison opens new refurbishment centre which aims to retrain inmates while cutting the environmental impact of old computers

16 May 2014

SolarAid launches solar recycling research initiative

PhD project with University of Edinburgh to investigate how solar lights used in developing countries can be safely repaired and recycled

15 Apr 2014

EU dials up plan for standardised phone chargers

Manufacturers likely to have to offer European customers a common charger from 2017

17 Mar 2014

Computer Aid named recycler to the Queen

Charity which provides second hand computers to developing world gets Royal Warrant

13 Jan 2014

Councils urge Brits to embrace reuse revolution

Survey reveals over half of householders have thrown out goods they knew could be reused

03 Jan 2014

Consumers urged to recycle Christmas trees, lights and cards

Sainsbury's expands collection points for greetings cards and pledges donation to FSC

02 Jan 2014

Switched on to the circular economy

WRAP's Dr Richard Swannell argues that resource constraints present huge new business opportunities for electrical manufacturers and retailers - but only if they embrace change

20 Dec 2013

UK is behind in the race to become a zero waste society

The UK has made good progress in improving its recycling rates, but it remains a long way from meetings its long term targets

17 Dec 2013

Europol: Environmental crime is 'under-reported and under-investigated'

New Threat Assessment warns environmental crime is threatening health and wellbeing of EU citizens and businesses

21 Nov 2013

iWaste helps businesses tackle e-waste using iPhones

New iPhone app promises to take the hassle out of e-waste management

31 Oct 2013

Waste crime crackdown shuts 25 illegal sites a week

But number of successful prosecutions from illegal waste and fly-tipping down on year before, says Environment Agency

14 Oct 2013

How Sprint collects and resells millions of cell phones

The wireless company buys back millions of phones a year with the help of up-to-the-minute values from eRecyclingCorps

15 Aug 2013

The Green Grid's next target: Data centre e-waste

IT industry group looks to build on energy efficiency standards with new approach to tackling e-waste

12 Jun 2013

Defra hosts waste industry growth summit

Owen Paterson urges investors and developers to build on success of a sector that presents significant economic opportunity

22 May 2013

Staples brings responsible e-waste recycling across the US

Staples becomes first electronics retailer to sign up to ambitious new eWaste recycling standard

03 May 2013

IBM buys from its own supply of recycled electronics

IT giant reveals how it is making use of recycled equipment in its own data centres

02 May 2013

How businesses can avoid the not so great "Recycling Con Trick"

Waste industry hits back at Daily Mail's accusations recycling is being illegally dumped overseas with advice on how to tackle illegal waste

11 Apr 2013

Report: Global waste industry could double to $2tn by 2020

Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysis predicts boom in global waste industry as resource crunch bites

09 Apr 2013

ecoATM raises £25m to roll out e-waste cashback machines

US start up offers instant cash for customers who drop off mobile phones and tablet computers

11 Feb 2013

O2 finds customers happy to go charger-free

Company urges rest of industry to follow suit in order to reduce environmental impact of the 100 million unused chargers in UK homes and offices

17 Jan 2013

Greenpeace slams EPEAT after green label granted to Apple MacBook Pro

Popular green labelling scheme approves controversial 'ultra-thin' notebooks, prompting criticism from campaign group

15 Oct 2012

How toxic is the iPhone 5?

Samsung comes top of a new ranking based on the concentration and presence of toxic chemicals in mobile phones

04 Oct 2012

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