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Lia Debuts World’s First Biodegradable & Flushable Pregnancy Test To Market

3 Mins Read Lia, the women-founded startup developing eco-friendly reproductive health and wellness products, has just launched the world’s first biodegradable and flushable pregnancy test. After years of research and development, the much-anticipated 100% plastic-free product that takes aim at the 20 million pregnancy tests thrown away annually in the U.S. alone, is now available to consumers.  Lia […]

Circular Electronics? World’s Leading Companies Launch First Private Sector Alliance To Reduce Waste Across Industry

4 Mins Read Recently, leading electronic brands including Dell Technologies, Google, Microsoft, Vodafone, and global organizations set up the first-ever private sector alliance for circular electronics along with a vision and roadmap committing to a circular economy for electronics by 2030. The global Circular Electronics Partnership (CEP) is the first time business leaders and global organizations have come […]

East Africa Nations Are Fighting E-Waste With New Responsible Policies & Plans

4 Mins Read By: Hope Mafaranga As Uganda develops its e-waste policy, neighboring Rwanda establishes a broad-based plan involving incentives and high-tech facilities. As many countries in Africa embrace the latest technology—smartphones, computers, and other electronic gadgets—few have developed national strategies for managing the resulting e-waste. E-waste may include electrical and electronic assemblies, scrap, and batteries. Some contains […]

Singapore Secondhand Electronics Marketplace Reebelo Raises US$1.25M Seed

3 Mins Read Reebelo, a Singapore-based refurbished secondhand electronics marketplace startup, has announced a US$1.25 million seed funding round. The startup’s new capital will be used to accelerate the company’s expansion into Asia-Pacific markets, as well as increase its offerings such as device rentals and bundles for companies.  The seed round was led by Berlin-based tech investor June […]

Need a New iPhone? Circular Marketplace Zoobbay Has Got You Covered

3 Mins Read Hong Kong startup Zoobbay is the first marketplace in the city to offer premium refurbished phones in a bid to reduce e-waste. Their circular model of increasing the lifespan of electronics operates by taking in preloved phones and fixing them up to like-new quality, which are then resold on their platform for a fraction of […]

This Will Shock You: 8 Surprising Things That You Cannot Recycle

5 Mins Read Are you completely sure about what can and can’t be recycled? Sometimes, it just isn’t that straightforward. Here are some surprising things that you might have tossed in your curbside recycling bin before that actually shouldn’t be there.  Pyrex Glass  Pyrex glass – the type used for wine glasses and glass cookware – are different […]