$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN

At least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report.

A record 54m tonnes of “e-waste” was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in five years, the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor report found. The 2019 figure is equivalent to 7.3kg for every man, wo...

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Boeing cleared for 737 Max test flights after grounding

Key test flights that could help revive the grounded Boeing 737 Max could begin as early as Monday after being given the green light by US regulators.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Congress on Sunday it had completed a review that would allow certification tests to take place within days, according to Reuters.

Boeing 737 Max planes have been grounded since March 2...

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Why the home-working boom could tumble London's skyscrapers

As England prepares to return to pubs, restaurants and cinemas next week, vast numbers of offices around the country will remain empty. And some companies are happy for it to stay that way – which poses a serious problem for multimillion pound skyscraper projects under way in the capital.

London-based Bishopsgate Financial Consulting is one of a growing number of firms that are giving up...

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