The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace is organizing the first installment of the E-waste Academy for policymakers and businesses. Organizers are currently accepting applications for regional e-waste management until January 15.
U.K. artist Susan Stockwell turns e-scrap into art in two exhibitions, "Flood " and "World ." The e-scrap was borrowed from Secure IT Recycling and was returned for processing after the exhibit closed.
Sarawak, the largest of Malaysia's 13 states and a region of the island of Borneo, is going to get its first e-scrap collection center that will be located in the city of Sibu, reports The Borneo Post . Sponsored by the municipal council and Computer Sales and Association Sarawak, the project and is slated to open next year and is expected to collect 2 to 3 tons of e-scrap during an initial collection drive.
Staples, a giant of office supplies, and Gazelle, a website that offers consumers cash for their working electronics, have launched a new trade-in program for used computers, phones, cameras, tablets and other items. Using the program, consumers can check the value of their used device through a website set up by the companies, and receive a gift card redeemable at Staples. If the item has no value, it can still be sent in for free recycling.
As the fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal continues, a court has heard that computers used by the now-shuttered paper's staff were shredded when things began to heat up, reports the Irish Independent .