Staples has agreed to work with one of the most environmentally progressive electronic-waste recycling groups to handle gadgets from both the company and consumers when those devices die.

The retail giant announced a deal Monday, Earth Day, to use recyclers certified by e-Stewards, a program set up by the Seattle-based environmental group, the Basel Action Network, to handle materials collected from its free technology recycling program at more than 1,500 stores nationally. The company will also use e-Stewards-certified recyclers to handle electronic waste from its own internal operations.

This year's China Import and Export Fair, better known as the Canton Fair, is scheduled for April 15-May 5 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China.

China's largest trade fair, the Canton Fair, is set to take place April 15 to May 5 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. The event is the 111th session of the fair.

With this week’s Electronics Fair, Hong Kong sets out once again to prove its reputation as the electronics “manufacturer to the world.” More than 2,500 manufacturers have gathered here at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center to offer the world’s buyers as many electronics products as they can purchase at the best price possible. Because of the show’s proximity to several of the world’s largest manufacturers in cities such as Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the products ordered can also be made, customized and delivered quickly, said Stephen Wong, regional director Americas of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. “The good thing about

Twenty five million Bluetooth devices to be produced in China and Taiwan By Mark Saunderson President Global Sources Bluetooth manufacturers in China and Taiwan will be producing at least 25.2 million units by the end of 2004—up 11 million units from last year's total output. Eighty percent of this, or 20 million units, will be exported, with over 11 million units going to Europe. At least 4.4 million units will ship to buyers in North America. The strongest growth is projected for the headset line, where shipments for 2004 are forecast to exceed $18 million. This is an increase of 50 percent from

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