Manufacturing Straps on its 3D Glasses

The 3D printing market is sizzling. According to Forbes, growth rates are projected anywhere from 18% to 34% annually by 2020. The allure of 3D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is that machines are able to work directly from a computer model, thus designers can devise completely new concepts on the fly without regard for…

E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts

PARIS – Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. Contrast this figure against the lofty goal of the European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), which became…