e-waste

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.…

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…