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Kenyan Artist Makes Unique Eyewear Out Of Recycled Electronics

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Style

An old computer doesn't necessarily inspire most people to get crafty.  Cyrus Kabiru, a visual artist, is not like most people.  T...

How Entrepreneurial Students Plan to Resurrect Your Old Smartphone

Darren Beck | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Darren Beck

As one of the SEC's judges, Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for General Electric, said of the contest, "Students and entrepreneurs working to reduce 'waste' - any kind of waste - through innovation will be welcomed in the future. We live in a resource-constrained world. We need more innovative solutions that help us waste less."

The Sad Truth About What Happens To Your Old Gadgets

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology

Your iPhone isn't biodegradable. Here's where it goes when you don't recycle it properly.

The Dark Side of the Digital Age: E-Waste

Mary Kay | Posted 06.27.2015 | Technology
Mary Kay

While the negative impact of e-waste is vast and growing, most people are probably unaware of its reach. The lack of proper recycling leads to harmful toxins like lead and mercury leaching into the environment.

Bad Trash to Good Cash: Solutions for Recycling, Repurposing, and Profiting From Modern-day Waste

Peter Neill | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Without substantive recycling, in these ways or others, we perpetuate waste. Waste is excess. Excess is pollution. Pollution dirties our air, corrupts our land, fouls our water, poisons our ocean, and diminishes our future.

Kenya Keeps Hazardous E-Waste Out Of Landfills

AP | CORINNE CHIN | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

MACHAKOS, Kenya (AP) — In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to compu...

Changing the Story of Our World

Abhi Nangia | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Abhi Nangia

You've heard this story before. You know that there are millions of people making a living in trash dumps. You know that most youth don't have access to healthy, nutritious food. To safe drinking water. To toilets. You know that most youth don't make it past 30 here.

Urban Mining

Peter Neill | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Just as we have learned to recycle paper, glass, iron, steel, even water, we must now also learn to recover these new elements as well, mine their density and availability, and invent a new conduct toward sustaining the value of these most precious metals already in hand.

The Value of Working for Socially Responsible Companies

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

If addressing societal inequality and disenfranchisement motivates you, social entrepreneurship or working for a business with a corporate responsibility focus are worth exploring!

An Eco-Friendly Way To Salvage Copper Wire

Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Christina Caldwell: When European countries are done using their computers, cell phones and other technology, a large chunk of it w...

Greening the Media

Richard Maxwell | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Richard Maxwell

In the past five decades, the media have covered a host of ecological topics, from environmental science to the ways consumers can live greener lives. But they have failed to explain their own contribution to environmental problems.

Burning Old Computers Threatens Ghana's Health

Ben Barber | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Ben Barber

Not far from the heart of one of Africa's biggest cities, Accra, Ghana, black clouds of toxic smoke rise from an outdoor recycling operation that is converting America's used computers into copper, gold and other useful materials.

Peter S. Goodman

Where Gadgets Go To Die: E-Waste Recycler Opens New Plant In Las Vegas | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Inside the mad hum of the convention center, an overwhelming array of gadgetry confronts attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show, a sh...

Self-Healing Electronics Could Reduce E-Waste

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Angeli Duffin: With the amount of e-waste reaching astonishing heights, the possibility of self-healing electronics is too goo...

Is This the Next Time? The Need for More Responsible Innovation

Reid Lifset | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Reid Lifset

As 2012 begins, I would encourage the innovators in this field to pause -- to make a resolution for more sustainable paths forward in the development and deployment of electronic textiles.

Don't Throw That in the Trash!

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

We know the mantra well: "Reduce, reuse, recycle." But recycling certain household items may be trickier than you think.

Administration Launches Job Killing E-Waste Initiative

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

The federal government must lead by example and it should have assured us that all of its e-waste would henceforth be recycled domestically. Unfortunately, it did not.

Lynne Peeples

Government's New Electronics Stewardship Strategy Not Strong Enough, Experts Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

On Wednesday, the U.S. government launched a new initiative to push for the responsible and sustainable management of electronic products -- from gree...

Promoting Electronics Recycling and New Jobs

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

To effectively tackle e-waste, we need to think about everything from how to design more efficient and sustainable technology, to making sure consumers have widespread access to recycling drop off locations and other options for donating or recycling used electronics.

Lynne Peeples

Ramping Up Efforts To Halt Hazardous E-Waste: New Regulations Push For Safe Disposal | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green

Residents of North and South Carolina can no longer toss their old laptops, flat-screen TVs or a host of other unwanted gadgets out with the trash sta...

How Long Should Electronics Last? My Calculator, the E-Hero

Diane Dulken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

There's a world of reasons for industry and customers to seek new business models and better stewardship over e-production, e-gadgets and e-waste.

Colorado Government Auctions Feed Global Trade In Toxic E-Waste

The Denver Post | Kristin Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Coloradans who buy new electronics this holiday season can legally dump their old computers, cellphones and other electronic waste in the trash. On...

Vermont Bans 'E-Waste'

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Get a new flat-screen TV for Christmas and wondering what to do with the old console? Finally replacing that turntable with an...

2011: The Year We Conquer E-Waste!

Dar Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dar Williams

As journalists and scientists risked their lives to expose e-waste atrocities, coalitions formed to create consumer information and policy language to address the global problem of electronic trash.

New Online System Makes e-Waste Collection Easy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

e-Waste is a difficult problem when it comes to keeping it out of waste streams. Unlike typical recycling with a blue bin offered in practically every...