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

Peter Neill | Posted 01.12.2015 | 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...

Poison Apple: iPhone Production Line Tied to Toxics in China

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michelle Chen

Anti-sweatshop activists have blasted Apple for ignoring exploitative, perhaps severely poisonous, working conditions at United Win Technology, a facility in Jiangsu Province apparently connected to Apple Computers.

Dancing in the Dark: The Danger of Letting Business Lead on Climate Protection

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

In a candid session on energy and the environment at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday, the world's lead climate negotiator Christiana Figueres ...

Eco Etiquette: How Green Are Solar Panels?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. It seems like a good thin...

Time to Cut Back on Passive Power & Toxic E-Waste

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Magid

Most of those power bricks you have plugged into the wall are sucking power even if they're not connected to whatever device they're meant to power or charge.