e-waste

Two Ways to Go Beyond Ecycling

What do you do with your old electronics when you’re done? For most, they get stored in some back corner of your house,…
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E-waste Offsets: A Good Idea but How Effective?

In response to the ever-expanding challenge of electronic waste (e-waste), most developed countries have enacted legislation that mandates the responsible disposal and safe…

Greenpeace Goes Guerilla in its War with HP

Greenpeace has started a war of sorts. Ironic? Not really, considering its adversary, Hewlett Packard (HP), and the two organizations’ history of contempt.…

E-Waste Recycling for the Little Guys?

Even before State-based laws designed to govern the proper handling of used electronics began emerging across the US, many large corporations had made…

UPS Pledges 20% Emissions Reductions from Air Operations by 2020

In its 2008 Corporate Sustainability Report released earlier this week, UPS announced plans to cut emissions from its aircraft operations 20% by 2020.…

Goodwill and Dell Extend Reconnect Program to New York State

Computer recycling has never been convenient. While just about every major manufacturer offers an end-of-life take back program, finding and printing the right…

Recycling used gadgets by saving the memory of their plastic shapes

Recycling e-waste could be a lot easier if producers created smart materials that disassemble automatically at the end of the gadget's life.

Greenpeace’s September Electronics Company Rankings Highlight Tackling Ewaste

Greenpeace's quarterly ranking of the greenest electronics producers focuses on e-waste.

Westinghouse Supports Green Plug Technology, First Step Toward a Universal Power Adapter Future?

Green Plug has a vision: to reduce energy and material waste in electronics. How are they going to do it? By implementing an…

Intel’s Atom Processor: What Does It Mean When Your Next Computer Costs $250

Intel further detailed plans for its Atom processor at this year’s Computex. The company is expecting the processor to create a whole new…

Greenwash, Green Certification and Consumer Responsibility

Green certification programs such as the Green Council's EPEAT are an effective means of getting past organizational greenwash...Even more importantly, they're making an…

Taking on the E-Waste Problem

The amount of electronic waste and scrap people toss into the waste stream is growing much faster than nascent efforts to deal with…

Shareholder Activism to the Rescue!

Shareholder activism is a primary reason why several large companies are eliminating harmful toxins from their plastic products. In a recent investigative series…