e-waste

As Phones, Laptops and Tablets Shrink, Challenges for Recyclers Rise

As laptops displaced PCs in popularity, the level of standardization and upgradeability dropped, which makes reuse harder than it used to be. But…

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…

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…

The State of Green Electronics: Where We Are Now

The electronics of tomorrow hold both great technological promise and the potential for environmental peril, says Robert Frisbee, CEO of the Green Electronics…

It’s Certified Pre-Owned: No, Not the Car, the iPad

An estimated 140 million cell phones end up in landfills each year. With those cell phones go 4.7 tons of gold (worth $56…

How the Mobile ‘Kill Switch’ Will Help Businesses and the Planet

California's forthcoming mobile kill-switch law will impact businesses positively, and, moreover, the planet as a whole is better off with this technological implementation.

Sprint Offers $5K to Students Who Find Innovative Ways to Recycle Smartphones

Have a bright idea for a new way to recycle an old smartphone? This week, Sprint launched its first-ever Smartphone Encore Challenge that…

Reverse Supply Chain Management ‘Closes the Loop’ on Waste

E-waste poses a large and growing threat to ecosystems, natural resources and communities the world over. By offering OEMs and supply chain partners…

3p Weekend: How 7 Companies Are Celebrating America Recycles Day

Top companies plan to commemorate America Recycles Day by hosting recycling drives, spearheading education campaigns and offering friendly reminders of the importance of…

StEP Initiative is Turning e-Waste Into an e-Resource

Posing a threat to health and ecosystems, urban mining of e-waste and cradle-to-cradle product life cycles could turn threat into opportunity. In partnership…

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…

U.S. Federal Government Amps Up E-Waste Reuse and Recycling

The federal government is closer to becoming more aggressive managing the recycling, reuse and eventual disposal of electronic goods.

eRecyclingCorps:10 Million Cell Phone Trade-Ins Since 2009

eRecyclingCorps (eRC) achieved 10 million cell phone trade-ins since 2009.

The Year in Sustainability: Walmart 2012 in Review

2012 has been a roller coaster at Walmart, with questions about its sustainability plan, the fire in Bangladesh, Black Friday and the treatment…

The Template for a First Sustainability Report: Liberty Global’s CSR Debut

Liberty Global's first CSR report provides a strong case study of how a company should groom stakeholder engagement and sustainability reporting.