Greening the Apple: How sustainable is the new iPhone 7?
It features a longer battery life, is more energy-efficient, and a waterproof design will prevent damaged products going straight to landfill. But the ditching of the headphone jack could itself open up an e-waste black hole. So just how sustainable is Apple's new iPhone 7?
Shorter and shorter electronics product-life is 'unacceptable'
Broken, out of fashion, replaced by a shinier version - electronic devices are being used for a decreasing amount of time before being disposed of, according to a new study.
Dell embraces circular economy with carbon fibre recycling
American computer firm Dell has ramped up its commitment to the circular economy by launching a series of innovative recycling schemes and joining Ellen MacArthur's Circular Economy 100 programme.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
This week in numbers has seen some surprising electric vehicle developments and exciting new figures for renewable energy and e-waste recycling.
Recycling e-waste could be worth up to €3.7bn by 2020
Efficient recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) could be worth €3.7bn to the European economy by 2020, a new study has found.
Scotland offers £100,000 to remanufacturing innovators
Zero Waste Scotland's chief executive Iain Gulland has today (28 July) announced the launch of a new fund to boost remanufacturing innovation.
WEEE: Tackling the next big business challenge
The recast Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive has now been in place in the UK for 18 months. The UK Government believes that the new system has produced an estimated £18m cost reduction for producers. Here, Scott Butler from the European Recycling Platform (ERP) explains why there is much work still to do.
Vacuum cleaners sucked into throwaway culture
Vacuum cleaners are often thrown away too early because users fail to maintain them properly and mistakenly think they're broken beyond repair, a new study by Nottingham Trent University has claimed.
UK landfill sites could each contain £90m of valuable metals
Each UK landfill site could contain up to £90m of valuable metals, according to a recent study from Cranfield University.
Samsung investigating circular business models
EXCLUSIVE: The world's largest electronics manufacturer is considering the adoption of innovative business models such as servitisation and leasing schemes in a bid to cut e-waste and create more resilient revenue streams.
Mobile network giant steps up commitment to be 'driver of change' on sustainability
Mobile technology giant Ericsson is on track to meet its carbon reduction target of 30% per employee by 2017, having achieved a 10% reduction in 2014.
O2 creates phone from grass to highlight e-waste issues
Telecoms company O2 has created a fully functional smart-phone prototype using grass cuttings from Twickenham Stadium and recycled phone parts.
E-waste: Government grant opens door for precious-metal recovery
The Government has allocated £600,000 to help develop Britain's first 'plasma facility' which will recover gold, silver and platinum from electronic waste.
Dead technology? Top 10 facts about e-waste...
Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet. As tech manufacturers continually bring out better models, equipment is being seen as disposable. So what should we be doing with all of that discarded equipment?
O2 'streets ahead of competitors' on e-waste recycling
Mobile operator O2 has saved 142,000kg of waste from landfill through its O2 Recycle initiative, paying out £100m for old phones and tablets in the process.
O2 achieves ground-breaking sustainability Triple Standard
O2 has become the first mobile telecommunications company in the world to achieve the Carbon Trust Triple Standard for carbon, water and waste.
Brussels targets super-sized TVs in drive for energy efficiency
The amount of energy that big screen TVs can use will be capped under an EU energy efficiency drive which the European commission expects will cut consumers' energy bills by around €8bn a year.
Green sky thinking: Six truly amazing renewable ideas
From the weird to the wonderful, the space age to the bizarre, green innovators are coming up with amazing inventions to create a more sustainable future.
Electronics repair charity powers up 'citizen-led' circular economy
Social enterprise The Restart Project will scale up its electronic repair activities by becoming a people-led platform for circular economy innovation.
EU plans to standardise mobile phone chargers to crackdown on waste
Phone makers such as Nokia and Samsung may have to offer European customers a standardised mobile phone charger from 2017, after MEPs approved a new EU directive designed to crackdown on "unnecessary" waste last week.
WRAP and DIGITALEUROPE unveil mercury-free logo for TV and monitor producers
Digital technology trade body DIGITALEUROPE and WRAP have launched two new logos for use by producers of TVs and computer monitors to help identify screens containing mercury.
New electronic Waste Transfer Note system unveiled
A free online system allowing waste operators to replace conventional paper-based waste transfer notes has been launched today.
Philips CEO Frans van Houten: 'More gold in e-waste than mining'
Philips global president and CEO Frans van Houten has emphasised the increasing value of electronic waste, arguing that it could provide a richer source of gold than mining if recovery efforts were stepped up.
Businesses to be offered cash for reducing electricity use
Regulator Ofgem is to offer businesses the opportunity to reduce their electricity use during times of high demand in return for payment.
UN: Electronic waste to rise a third by 2017
The volume of end-of-life electronics is expected to increase by 33% to 65.4 million tonnes annually by 2017, according to a United Nations (UN) report.