Western Australia has announced it will invest AU$1 million into nine initiatives that are aimed at reducing e-waste.New Industries Fund, and is expected to divert approximately 1,000 tonnes of e-waste annually from landfill.According to a United Nations University study, Oceania — the region comprising Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, and Australasia — generated 900,000 tonnes of e-waste as of 2014 and 15.2kg of e-waste per capita. Asia, meanwhile, generated the highest number of e-waste and is the largest consumer of electrical and electronic equipment, the study said. Singapore and Hong Kong were among the biggest dumpers of e-waste in the East and Southeast Asian region, generating 21.7kg and 19.95kg, respectively, per capita.Related CoverageCSIRO to use artificial intelligence, machine learning, and sensors to end plastic wasteCSIRO is working with Microsoft and Hobart City Council to develop these new technology solutions.Singapore touts ‘greener’ digital monetary gifts this Lunar New YearAnnual production of new bank notes, to facilitate the gift-giving tradition marking the Lunar New Year, is estimated to be some 330 tonnes or the equivalent of charging 5.7 million smartphones in Singapore for five days. Sustainability, circular supply chain goals will depend on as-a-service modelsTechnology vendors have sustainability goals that won’t be met without… Read full this story
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