By 2017, all of the year's end-of-life refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, computers, monitors, e-toys and other products with a battery or electrical cord worldwide could fill a line of 40-ton trucks end-to-end on a highway straddling three quarters of the Equator.
Things labeled "just add water" are usually highly-processed foods and novelty bath tub toys, but new research from the UK’s National Physical Laboratory may change all of that.
Open-air e-waste dismantling sites should be banned, say researchers, as new evidence shows they pollute the atmosphere and could have a significant effect on human health.
Chemists at the University of York have discovered a way of recycling waste from LCD televisions to make a substance that combats hospital infections.
Developing countries are in danger of disappearing under a mountain of e-waste, according to UN experts.