BBC homepage

On the BBC homepage (https://www.bbc.com) there are many journalistic contributions on various aspects of the environment and especially contributions in connection with e-waste. The search engine is powerful and gives access to many articles on e-waste using a variety of search words; one example is https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=E-waste&page=1. Some examples of article from the homepage follow.

 

Mine e-waste, not the Earth, say scientists

Location: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61350996

 

E-waste: Royal Mint wants to turn your old phone into gold

Location: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-60796417

 

Ghana’s e-waste dumpsite: Pollution ‘could get into breast milk’

Location: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-46606645

 

Togo imports an estimated 500,000 tonnes of e-waste a year

Location: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-46384307

 

E-waste mining could be big business – and good for the planet

Location: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44642176

 

Japan may use e-waste for 2020 medals

Location: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-37163074

 

E-waste: Five billion phones to be thrown away in 2022

Location: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63245150

 

2023 E-Prix: The car made entirely from electronic waste

Location: https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/motorsport/66341977
Duration: 2:09 min

 


 

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (faz.net) is a German newspaper founded in 1949. It is published daily in Frankfurt. The paper runs its own correspondent network, and its editorial policy is not determined by a single editor, but cooperatively by a team of four. The paper covers science and technology widely It is the German newspaper with the widest circulation abroad.

 

A second life for cell phones and washing machines
(Original: Ein zweites Leben für Handys und Waschmaschinen)

Location: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/thueringen-zahlt-bonus-fuer-reparatur-von-elektrogeraeten-17715531.html

Thuringia is the first federal state to promote the repair of electrical appliances and can hardly save itself from the demand. When Stefan Jacobi thinks back to the past six months in his mobile phone repair shop in Erfurt, he gets enthusiastic. In the summer, the Thuringian state government set up a repair bonus program for electrical appliances, and shortly afterwards Jacobi was inundated with inquiries. “People really liked the idea,” he says. They would have had to process up to 70 percent more orders at once. (original text in German)


 

YouTube

On YouTube there is a large number of videos about e-waste, which turn up when searching for e-waste, e-waste problem, e-waste challenge, e-waste hazards and related concepts. Below just a few examples are listed; they bring illuminating and correct information and are indeed recommended.

 

Inside Ghana’s ‘graveyard’ for Europe’s e-waste

Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6OgBavJ3jY
Duration: 17:06 min
Producer: France24

 

Computer recycling West Africa style

Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXDrIvShZKU
Duration: 4:09 min
Producer: BBC

 

How Can We Fix The Massive E-Waste Problem?

Address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqxwnmlUUts
Duration: 17:05 min
Producer: CNBC

 

E-waste: Cleaning Up The World’s Fastest-Growing Trash Problem

Address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czu3BC7SrFQ
Duration: 8:36 min
Producer: World Economic Forum

 

Recycling e-waste – Good for business and the environment

Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT34ypRodB0
Duration: 28:25 min
Producer: DW Documentary

 

Extracting gold from computer parts (Part 1)

Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASQCa7mfjVo
Duration: 14:20 min
Producer: NileRed

 

Extracting gold from computer parts (Part 2)

Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt-OOWxr7_s
Duration: 17:52 min
Producer: NileRed

 

How to Extract Gold from a Circuit Board

Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBI8y4ofw20
Duration: 4:04 min
Producer: BBC Earth Lab

 

The tragic costs of e-waste

Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GtWGHvX-rk
Duration: 12:04 min
Producer: CBS

 

The dark side of electronic waste recycling

Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vufLW4xOsS4
Duration: 10:05 min
Producer: Verge Science

 


Waste Management World

Waste Management World is the official magazine of the International Solid Waste Management Association (ISWA). According to https://industriemedien.shop/produkt/waste-management-world, the magazine covers in print and online every aspect of the industry for waste management professionals. Coverage includes the latest products and technology, as well as policy and legislation affecting the industry. There are also regular news updates and detailed features looking at some of the most innovative projects being developed around the world.

There are lots of very informative articles about e-waste, which can be searched using e-waste and other relevant words. Two examples follow.

 

New global restrictions on e-waste trade

Location: https://waste-management-world.com/materials/new-global-restrictions-on-e-waste-trade

Parties to the Basel Convention at their 15th meeting (COP15) held in Geneva agreed by consensus to the “Swiss-Ghana Amendments,” establishing new definitions of hazardous and non-hazardous electronic waste with the aim of banning them for trade. However, a loophole remains open, as critics denounce.

 

EV Battery Recycling: Baby, I can recycle your car!

Location: https://waste-management-world.com/resource-use/ev-battery-recycling-baby-i-can-recycle-your-car

Batteries are relevant in so many areas of our lives and their number is ever growing. Alas, they still present a challenge for recyclers. Especially e-car batteries need special recycling processes.