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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…
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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…