e-waste

Seeding change: Nodo TAU supports environmental sustainability through e-waste recycling in Argentina
Seeding change: Nodo TAU supports environmental sustainability through e-waste recycling in Argentina 02 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In Argentina, Nodo TAU has made meaningful contributions to environmental sustainability movements by giving local communities access to e-waste recycling.

Five amazing ways e-waste has been used for art
Five amazing ways e-waste has been used for art 12 May 2021 Computer Aid

E-waste is a growing problem, and finding uses for redundant ICT equipment has been on the minds of sustainability experts for years. However, it turns out it's also been on the minds of some artists!

Computer Aid launches new e-waste partnership in Kenya
Computer Aid launches new e-waste partnership in Kenya 28 February 2012

As part of its ongoing work in reducing the environmental impacts of end-of-life ICTs, Computer Aid International has partnered with the WEEE Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, which provides e-waste management in the country and region. Together, they will provide training and help develop computer recycling facilities throughout Africa.

E-waste in Egypt: How do you solve a problem you can't quantify?
E-waste in Egypt: How do you solve a problem you can't quantify? 02 December 2011 LC

ICT related e-waste in Egypt is a growing problem, but addressing it is difficult since there is no official research or data on the subject, says a new report written by ArabDev for the APC. APCNews talks to author Leila Hassanin about putting e-waste on the policy map.

Electronics and e-waste - a guide on lobbying and advocacy on e-waste issues
Electronics and e-waste - a guide on lobbying and advocacy on e-waste issues 11 October 2011

A guide on lobbying and advocacy on e-waste issues. The guide is intended for NGOs and civil society organisations wanting to make a positive change to e-waste policy and practice in their countries. The guide was authored by Computer Aid’s Environmental Advocacy Officer, Haley Bowcock and was financed by the European Union

Computer Aid launches new guide for advocacy on e-waste issues
Computer Aid launches new guide for advocacy on e-waste issues 11 October 2011

Computer Aid recently launched a guide for NGOs and civil society working on issues of e-waste in their country. The free resource provides practical information and tools on how to conduct campaigns to reduce the impacts of electronics on the environment and people.

New report asks, how environmentally-friendly is technology?
New report asks, how environmentally-friendly is technology? 12 December 2010 APC

Computers are creating massive e-waste. The paper industry has had to double to meet printer demand. But smart technologies are bringing huge savings in energy consumption. As the UN conference on climate change starts in Cancun, the new Global Information Society Watch from APC and Hivos looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic...

World’s largest non-profit supplier of refurbished computers launches campaign for action against toxic trade
World’s largest non-profit supplier of refurbished computers launches campaign for action against toxic trade 23 September 2008

APC member Computer Aid is urging the UK government to take action against the illegal dumping of e-waste (computers, hard drives, cd roms, etc.) in countries such as Ghana, Nigeria and China. It is calling on the government to provide adequate funding for the Environment Agency to effectively police and prevent e-waste from being exported to the developing world. The campaign also targets com...

APC urges International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to limit use of toxic chemicals in electronics production
APC urges International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to limit use of toxic chemicals in electronics production 24 April 2008 Natalie Brown

APC is supporting environmentalists’ calls to the South African National Committee of the IEC to vote against Clause 7 of IEC Standard 62368. Clause 7 requires that large amounts of fire retardant chemicals be used in electronics production, despite the lack of reliable fire data showing a need for such chemicals. If passed, this clause will make it even more difficult and dangerous to re...

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