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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…
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Where Do Mobile Phones Go When They Die?

As a society, we need to ask the hard questions about whether the e-waste we create is handled in a manner that we…
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Electronic Industry Doubles E-Waste Collection in 2013

The U.S. consumer electronics industry set a new record for electronic waste recycling in 2013, according to a new report. Electronics manufacturers and…
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The Top 10 Energy Efficient Televisions From a New Number One Rating Agency

TopTen USA evaluates a bevy of consumer electronics and household appliances currently on the market. Its Top 10 list of most efficient televisions…
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Why Apple Should Make the iPad Solar Powered

There are already rumors that Apple’s third generation of the iPad (iPad 3), might be released by Thanksgiving or next year. Alongside these…
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Energy Forward Shows How to Turn Black Friday Green

It used to be that Energy Star was the de facto standard for knowing that a product was energy efficient. That was, until…

US Law Requires Conflict Minerals Disclosure from Electronics Manufacturers

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the eye of the storm for these “conflict minerals.” The resource rich nation of 70 million people…
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Canon Stumbles in Green Product Campaign in Asia

The electronics manufacturer Canon has launched an ambitious green marketing program in Asia, which is smart marketing because consumers in the Pacific Rim…

Are Manufacturers or Consumers Responsible for a Lack of Interest in Greener Gadgets?

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) has researched consumer behavior and released a report admonishing electronics manufacturers to push their customers to make…

Abt Electronics: Best Practices Aligning Value with Values

“No one will ever be mad at you for going green,” says Mike Abt, one of the four brothers who operate Abt Electronics,…

Best Buy Moving Forward on Alternative Transportation and Other “Clean” Electronics

Rick Rommel, Senior VP of Emerging Business at Best Buy, was a guest speaker at the State of Green Business Conference.  Best Buy…

Greening Your Gigabytes: Apple Introduces the World’s Greenest Family of Notebooks

With all of the time and energy we expend using computers, it makes sense that developing energy efficient alternatives should be a high…