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Best Buy Weakens Industry-Leading Recycling Program

On Monday, Best Buy announced some significant and unfortunate changes to its electronics takeback and recycling program. Barbara Kyle of the Electronics TakeBack…
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Our Connected, Mobile, Recycled and Green Future

As the number of connected devices we use continues to increase, it becomes increasingly critical to understand that we all have a role…
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Your Questions About Refurbished Electronics Answered

How much do you know about refurbished electronics? Would you buy them? Would you sell your company's old equipment? Let's take a look…
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Common Roadblocks to Better E-Waste Recycling

Despite improvements in prioritizing the recycling of e-waste in recent years, we still aren't doing it enough. Here are a few of the…
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New Perspectives for E-Waste Treatment in China

What happens with those million tons of e-waste after they have been discarded? Well, four options exist.
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Best Buy’s Electronics Recycling Freeriders

Best Buy is gambling that you'll stay and shop after you drop off used electronics. But is the big-box retailer covering all the…
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Wearable Tech Goes Recycle-less

The three Rs, reduce, reuse and recycle have become the mantra for the 21st century. But wearable tech, and the invention of components…
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Program Aims To Improve Conditions In Malaysia’s Electronics Supply Chain

As a report by Verite states, “The conditions faced by foreign electronics workers in Malaysia have the potential to result in forced labor.”…
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E-waste: The Nuts and Bolts of Why It Still Plagues our Landfills

We're a recycling society these days. Wherever you live, chances are there's a recycle program for a myriad of reusable items - even…
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Green Electronics in an Age of Endless Innovation

Global smartphone sales reached 1 billion in 2013 and 1.2 billion in 2014. By comparison, television sales may fall to below 200 million…
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EPEAT: Moving the Electronics Market Toward Green Standards

Government regulation is often the go-to answer when it comes to environmental issues, like reducing waste in landfill. But when it came to…
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Why We’re All a Part of the Green Electronics Conversation

If users of electronics are to be true advocates for a circular economy, it’s time to take note of those decisions and engage…
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Electronics Industry Slow to Move the Needle on Water

With headline-making historic droughts in California, Taiwan and other parts of the world, there’s no denying our current global water crisis. Yet, when…
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How Dell is Closing the Loop

Consider this: Less than 15 percent of electronic products are recycled each year. Dell hopes to improve these numbers with its design-for-environment-inspired OptiPlex…
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Is There a Business Case for Product Take-Back?

There are many environmental and financial benefits to extended producer responsibility (EPR): the idea that a product’s manufacturers and retailers should assume responsibility…