A very large number of books about all sorts of aspects related to e-waste have been published. Search of publishers’ lists of titles gives of course good information about available books, but even more efficient is search on Amazon.com, which reveal more than 2000 books with the keyword e-waste. Some informative examples follow.


Recycle and grow rich!: Setting up a profitable and scalable e-waste recycling business

Author: D.B. Prabhu
Publisher: ‎Notion Press, Chennai, India
Publication year: ‎ 2020
Pages: ‎ 156
ISBN-10: 164850566X
ISBN-13: ‎978-1648505669
Keywords: e-waste recycling; pollution by e-waste mishandling; gold and other precious metals content; entrepreneurial mind

E-waste recycling is getting a lot of glamour by virtue of the press. Almost every week I see some articles talking about e-waste and more often than not, they talk about two aspects, a) the pollution caused by e-waste mishandling and b) the gold and other precious metals content in e-waste. The second part invariably attracts the entrepreneurial mind. Such entrepreneurs, both existing or aspiring then start looking up a lot of literature on the internet which only helps in overwhelming them even more.


Almost Free Gold!: How to Earn a Quick $1000 Finding Gold, Silver and Platinum Where You Live

Author: Eric Michael
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Scotts Valley, California, USA
Publication year: ‎ 2020
Pages: ‎ 118
ISBN-10: 1495905519
ISBN-13: ‎978-1495905513
Keywords: finding gold, silver and other precious metals; buying gold and silver; types of precious metals

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of finding gold, silver and other precious metals in unexpected places. In Almost Free Gold, an experienced gold picker teaches readers how to find gold and precious metals for pennies on the dollar, and even for free anywhere in the world.


E-Waste Disposal and Recycling: Complete Self-Assessment Guide

Author: Gerardus Blokdyk
Publisher: ‎5STARCooks, Mumbai, India
Publication year: 2022
Pages: 311
ISBN-10: ‎0655151079
ISBN-13: ‎978-0655151074
Keywords: E-Waste Disposal and Recycling; Self-Assessment Guide

Do you feel that more should be done in the E-Waste Disposal and Recycling area? How do you cross-sell and up-sell your E-Waste Disposal and Recycling success? How is implementation of research currently incorporated into each of your goals? What are the key enablers to make this E-Waste Disposal and Recycling: move? What did you miss in the interview for the worst hire you ever made?


E-wastes and a global value chain. A study on smartphone

Author: Rasib Afridi
Publisher: ‎Grin Verlag, Munich, Germany
Publication year: 2020
Pages: 68
ISBN-10: ‎3346041573
ISBN-13: ‎978-3346041579
Keywords: smartphone generated e-wastes; three core value chains of e-wastes: Assembly, branding and zero-economy; mobile devices left unrecycled; stringent policies

This book presents a study on Smartphone generated e-wastes with the primary vision of turning this lethal pollutant into a competitive advantage. It shows a developed A2Z strategic model that will streamline a holistic value proposition for the complete management of Smartphone generated e-wastes. The A2Z strategic model is a three-step guideline across the three core value chain of e-wastes: Assembly, branding and zero-economy. The essence of this strategy is to target parts of the value chain separately and design solutions keeping a sustainable competitive advantage in priority all the time.


Critical and Rare Earth Elements, Recovery from Secondary Resources

Editor: Abhilash, Ata Akcil
Publisher:‎ CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 384
ISBN-10: ‎ 0367086476
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0367086473
Keywords: critical and rare earth elements; distribution of rare earth elements; processing from secondary resources; extraction of rare earth elements; extraction, separation, and recycling of secondary resources

This book is aimed to compile the distribution of rare earth elements in various resources with their processing from secondary resources. It includes details of various processes developed for extraction of rare earth elements from varied raw materials ranging from e-wastes, tailings, process wastes and residues. It emphasizes importance of processing of the secondary resources to assist environmental remediation of such untreated wastes and get finished products. It covers all aspects of rare metals and rare earth metals in one volume covering extraction, separation, and recycling of secondary resources for extraction of these metals along with relevant case studies.


Electronic Waste: Recycling Techniques

Editors: Hugo M. Veit; Andréa M. Bernardes
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerland
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 178
ISBN: 978-3319157139
Keywords: e-waste generation; recovery of metals, batteries, ceramics; metallurgical processes
Level: GC


E-Waste: Regulations, Management Strategies and Current Issues

Editor: Xianlai Zheng
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, New York, USA
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 225
ISBN: 978-1-53610-604-6
Keywords: history of e-waste management; achievement of technology and regulations; recent research in e-waste generation recycling; extended producer responsibility; sustainable practice
Level: GC

E-waste management has become the top global issue in terms of environmental protection and resource recycling. Although many attempts have been carried out to address the issue, many problems remain. This book contains seven chapters that not only review the history of e-waste management and summarize the achievement of technology and regulation, but also present some of the latest research in these areas involving e-waste generation, extended producer responsibility, and recycling process. Finally, the book reveals the way to solve the global e-waste problem from academic research to national practices.


Burning Matters: Life, Labor, and E-Waste Pyropolitics in Ghana

Author: Peter C. Little
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York, USA
Publication year: 2022
ISBN-13: 978-0190934545
Pages: 227
Keywords: e-waste politics; health, social, and environmental aspects; toxic e-waste labour; e-waste burning; contamination; cultural perspectives
Level: GC

“This book explores the complex cultural, economic, and environmental health politics of electronic waste (e-waste) in Ghana. Global trade in e-waste has led to various global e-waste management challenges and many regions of the Global South, like Ghana, have suffered the consequences. Based on ethnographic research, the book exposes the lived experience of Ghana’s e-waste workers, as they navigate the health, social, and economic challenges of e-waste labor, especially e-waste workers burning electrical wires to extract copper, a valuable and ubiquitous tech metal. With a particular focus on e-waste workers working in an urban scrap metal market known as Agbogbloshie, the book examines the ways in which this labor practice has raised concerns about toxic exposures and urban environmental contamination and has drawn the attention of international organizations seeking to find “green” solutions to severe environmental and health risks posed by these e-waste burning. Addressing the practices and risks of e-waste burning and the politics and optimism of environmental health interventions, the book explores the theoretical import of the “pyropolitical ecology of e-waste,” an approach developed to augment and synthesize the emerging anthropology and political ecology of e-waste ruination, environmental justice, and uncertainty in the Global South”.