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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…

Interview With Cloudblue CEO Ken Beyer

By Tamanna Mohapatra As an active Sierra Club member and a passionate technologist, I am well aware of the environmental concerns posed by…
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Nokia Holds Top Spot In Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Nokia is the clear winner in Greenpeace’s 2010 Guide to Greener Electronics. Its score even increased to 7.5, up from last year. One…

P&G Program Finds Purpose and Value in What Had Formerly Been Scrap

Procter and Gamble has recently announced a new program that bears a slight resemblance to what we used to call a treasure hunt,…

A Greener Olympics: Coke’s Green 2010 Winter Olympic Games Efforts

Numerous organizations and companies have committed to making the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games more environmentally friendly. Whether it is the…

Olympic Medals Reuse E-Waste: Green is the new Gold for 2010

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have added another color to its coveted gold, silver and bronze medal lineup – green! …

The E-Waste Market: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

While technology has become more affordable and readily available, discarded electronic waste, commonly referred to as e-waste, has become a great big problem. …
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ecoATM Tries to Take the Waste Out of E-Waste

Who would have guessed that a store called the Nebraska Furniture Mart would be at the leading edge of consumer electronics life-cycle management?…

Policy Solutions for Managing E-Waste

As electronic devices like cell phones, computer monitors and television sets become increasingly available – thus becoming one of the fastest growing components…

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.…