e-waste

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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…
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Rhode Island Targets Mattresses, Paint and Syringes for New Disposal Regulations

With state and local governments in a budget squeeze, product stewardship is starting to look more attractive as a means to save taxpayers…
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How Green is the iPad 2?

Last week Apple unveiled the iPad 2, which immediately became the center of a heated debate. No, I’m not talking about how amazing…
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ecoATM Ramps Up E-Recycling with New Round of Financing

Last week ecoATM received US$14.4 million in a Series A preferred stock offering, led by Coinstar, Inc. and the venture capital firm Claremont…
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Waste Management 2010 CSR Report: Ambition and Clarity

Waste. The byproduct of consumer culture is the bane of environmentalists. We have chanted the mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” for more than…
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Phone Recycler Ready for Massive Verizon iPhone Switch

Secure TradeIn, a subsidiary of the leading global recycler and reseller of used cellular phones ReCellular, is prepared for a massive recycling effort…
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Is a Universal Phone Charger Standard Around the Corner?

The constant evolution of technology has been breathtaking to behold, but it does have some dark sides. Not the least of these is…

Sustainability and the Electronics Industry #3pVOTE

This post is part of our year-end “year in review” sustainable business writing contest. We’ve asked 3p readers to submit their own thoughts…
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Video Interview: Arthur Chait of EOPlex Talks About Green Semiconductor Packaging

By Connie Kwan Electronics are here to stay.  Unfortunately, so is E-waste, and it’s only going to increase in the coming years. The…
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Ecollective Ramps Up eWaste Recycling in California

Silicon Valley-based ECS Refining, in business since 1980, has long addressed the issue of e-waste in California. Now the company, which has been…

Opportunities in E-Waste: An Interview with TechTurn’s Jeff Zeigler

TechTurn is an industry leader in technology recovery, refurbishing and remarketing. BusinessEarth talked to TechTurn founder and CEO, Jeff Zeigler, about starting and…

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…