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Vietnam's bustling e-waste market
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In Vietnam's bustling e-waste market, informal recyclers play a vital role

The informal recycling market in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City showcases how e-waste is managed, with workers salvaging what they can to mitigate environmental harm.

Aniruddha Ghosal and Jae C. Hong report for the Associated Press.

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Recycling critical metals from electronics could ease mining impacts

Recycling critical metals from electronics could ease mining impacts

Recycling e-waste offers a vital alternative to mining for metals needed for green technologies, reducing environmental damage.

Maddie Stone reports for Grist.

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Too much stuff: can we solve our addiction to consumerism?

Alarmed by the rising tide of waste we are all creating, my family and I decided to try to make do with much less. But while individual behaviour is important, real change will require action on a far bigger scale.

e-waste precious metal extraction

The gold jewelry made from old phones

E-waste is mounting. Now the UK Royal Mint has found a new way to extract the precious metals hidden in laptops and phones to reduce our reliance on raw materials.
Smartphones must have common charging port by 2024, E.U. says

Smartphones must have common charging port by 2024, E.U. says

The law puts Apple in a difficult position, as the company has clung to its proprietary ports on iPhones and MacBook computers.
Framework is fixing our unsustainable electronics industry

Framework is fixing our unsustainable electronics industry

The company makes it easy to repair its laptops and has created a marketplace for replacement parts.
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