Just a small amount of the millions of tons of e-waste produced annually is disposed of properly. That's bad for the environment. One German company is on the case - and is cashing in with recycling.
Cities hold tons of materials that can be reused — and doing so can address over-exploitation of scarce natural resources. From buildings to electronic waste, we are surrounded by value. So how does urban mining work?
After a major Dutch supermarket chain confirmed a new plastic-free aisle, a grassroots movement to combat millions of tons of packaging waste is finally gaining momentum across Europe.
China has cleaned up what was once the world's biggest hub for recycling electronics. But as the country bans trash imports, it may be driving some recyclers out of business.
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