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L.A. Start-Up Provides Jobs for Ex-Offenders Through E-Waste Recycling

Social entrepreneurs bring together seemingly unlikely possibilities to create a business model that has real impact. Kabira Stokes, founder of Isidore Electronics Recycling is one such person…
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Apple’s Withdrawal from EPEAT Indicates a Shift Away from Sustainability

Apple has just pulled out of EPEAT, a green consumer electronics rating system. This step means that Apple will no longer submit its…
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Urban Mining: Billions in Precious Metals Discarded in Landfills

There's literally a treasure trove of precious metals and plastics waiting to be recycled in the growing mountains of e-waste accumulating in countries…
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Interfaith Coalition Urges Walmart to “Take It Back”

It is proxy season, which means all kinds of shareholder resolutions and protests are targeting some of America’s largest companies for a host…
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Conflicted Rare Earth Minerals Prices to Decline

Global demand for rare earth minerals will increase over seven percent a year, but now various reports suggest that prices for these materials…
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WEEE Systems Works Towards a Closed-Loop E-Waste Recycling System

E-waste is a serious problem in all parts of the world. A UK-based start-up WEEE Systems has ambitious plans to tackle the growing…
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Terra Cycle Pushes E-waste Collection Boundaries With Mice Brigade

TerraCycle, partnering with Logitech, has launched the Keyboard and Mouse Brigade. The e-waste recycling program allows users to box up and ship old…
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Dell Swaps Carbon Neutrality for Energy Efficiency

Dell has stopped purchasing Renewable Energy Credits, central to its promise of becoming a “carbon-neutral” company, according to its 2011 corporate responsibility report.
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Apple Will Recycle Old PCs for Free

Do you have an old desktop or notebook just lying in the house? You’re not alone – there are estimated 68 million computers…
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Reducing Energy Waste Over a Computer’s Full Lifespan

Turning computers off, or configuring them to sleep when inactive, can be a very simple way to reduce energy use. But because the…
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LG Products Get CarbonFree Certification

LG Electronics has partnered with Carbonfund to improve the carbon rating of their products. Their electronic goods from TVs, fridges and other products will…
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Best Buy’s New Sustainability Report: Between Recycling and Upgrading

Best Buy released their 2011 sustainability report last week, entitled “Our World, Connected.” It is a comprehensive report demonstrating Best Buy’s CEO commitment…
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Tackling E-Waste With NASSCOM Foundation in India

NASSCOM Foundation is the social development arm of the internationally recognized trade body of the Indian IT outsourcing industry (IT-BPO). The Foundation aims…

Despite the Cost of Virgin, Recycling Rate for Rare Metals is Very Low

Less than one percent of 34 rare metals studied in a UN Environmental Program (UNEP) report are recycled. Less than a third of…
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Amazon Joins the eWaste Trade-In Movement

Last week, Amazon joined the array of companies that offer an electronic trade-in program. To trade in an electronic device, a customer can…