UrbanMining.org Shares News from Africa
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UrbanMining.org, the world’s leading online urban mining brand and informational website dedicated to providing educational content on the subject, continues to provide unique perspectives on urban mining from all over the world, with one of its latest reports sharing news from Agbogbloshie, Ghana, where locals have been suffering from health-related side-effects of global e-waste dumping.
“With UrbanMining.org, we have vowed to help everyone interested in this movement keep an eye on what is being done around the world”
The Urban Mining site, which maintains a free library of articles, news stories and how-to features about urban mining, recycling and the environment, also recently reported on other global environmental happenings, such as rare earth recycling breakthroughs in China and rare earth findings in Greenland. The full collection of articles is available here: http://urbanmining.org/
Current perspectives on policies and procedures from around the United States and the rest of the world such as Europe, Asia, South America and other global urban mining hotspots are detailed among the site’s collection of articles, with more to come.
Urban mining, the process of reclaiming compounds and elements from products, buildings and waste, is a growing trend in recycling that has presented new job opportunities and environmental solutions. The UrbanMining.org website was designed to track the urban mining movement and help explain this relatively new phenomenon to the general public. A wealth of articles, information and the regularly updated library of news articles and dedicated features can be found at the site.
“With UrbanMining.org, we have vowed to help everyone interested in this movement keep an eye on what is being done around the world,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, and parent company of UrbanMining.org. “The global perspectives, such as these news stories out of Africa, Europe and China that we share on UrbanMining.org are very important. They help make very real the importance of recycling electronic waste the correct way, and shine an up-to-the-minute light on the successes and challenges each country faces with the glut of electronic waste and what solutions they are exploring – with urban mining being the common unifying thread.”
Shegerian also noted that the site has recently undergone an innovative new redesign, making it more accessible, intuitive and user friendly.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the world’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is R2 and e-Stewards certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.