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Cell phone 'Tower of Babel' highlights China e-waste problem

Apr 05, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The phones are rigged to a metal frame and synchronized so their screens will flash in various colors

E-WASTE. Tons of discarded computer parts, old cellphones and other electronic devices fill up landfills.

Turning garbage into gold: Tokyo to award e-waste Olympic medals

Feb 08, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee has stockpiled electronic waste from smartphones and laptops to collect metal for the medals

ECO-FRIENDLY. In the 2012 Rio Olympics, around 30 percent of the silver and bronze in medals also came from recycled materials. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Secondhand smartphone market takes off but far from green

Feb 27, 2018 - 8:54 PM

'There's a dirty side to our tech obsession: trainloads of e-waste trundling out of our cities and towards hellish waste dumps in Africa and Asia,' the EEB network of environmental groups say in a statement

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BATTLE VS FAKE NEWS. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia – UN study

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:58 AM

The report says in recent years Asia has rapidly emerged as a major source of electronic waste due to increasingly affluent consumers buying items such as phones tablets refrigerators personal computers and televisions

In this file photo, an Indian worker sifts through a bag full of defunct computer mice prior to disassembly at Ash Recyclers, a government approved e-waste management firm in Bangalore on June 5, 2013. Manjunath Kiran/AFP

Miriam Santiago: Probe toxic waste dumping in PH

Sep 16, 2014 - 11:02 AM

The senator files a resolution to look into garbage exported by developed countries to the Philippines

Metal in your gadgets: Why you should be scared

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Lead mercury cadmium and brominated flame retardants found inside laptops television sets and smart phones present health threats

E-WASTE. Circuit boards contain valuable metals but also toxic ones. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

E-waste contaminates environment, endangers health

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The effects of throwing away our gadgets reach far beyond the garbage bin

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Mar 26, 2014 - 8:52 PM

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PH urged to ratify amendment vs hazardous waste trade

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:18 AM

The amendment bans rich nations from dumping harmful garbage into developing countries like the Philippines

HAZARDOUS. Electronic waste contains highly toxic chemicals like lead, mercury and cadmium which exposes people to serious health risks