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Electronic Recycling

Apple's Next MacBook Will Probably Be Terrible For The Planet

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology

The new MacBook is slated to be even smaller than previous iterations, if the rumors about it are true. But unless Apple makes a U-turn on its sustain...

Apple Recovered More Than A Ton Of Gold From Recycled Devices

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 05.13.2016 | Technology

Helping the environment pays back -- in Apple’s case, to the tune of millions. The tech company says it recovered more than a ton of gold from recyc...

How Lead In Recycled Electronics Can Poison Workers' Families

The Huffington Post | Scilla Alecci | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology

In 2009, when Anthony Harrell accepted a job at an electronics scrap recycling facility in Cincinnati, he was happy to have found work that he liked a...

Why America Is Failing So Badly At Recycling Old Electronics

Stateline | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Following the Money: Why Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up the Phone When the Market's Calling

Nicole Glor | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Nicole Glor

This Boston-based family business, Gizmogul, started when the Schneider brothers decided he no longer wanted to go door-to-door, knocking on dentist offices to collect and recycle scrap metal. After a while, he realized that this way of doing had become a dinosaur

Green Ways To Get Rid Of Cell Phones And Chargers

Posted 09.10.2012 | Green

From Networx's S.E. Smith: With the death or upgrade of every cell phone comes the inevitable question of what do to with the phone and its accoute...

You Are What You Waste

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The problem of excess waste goes much deeper than wanting or using too much stuff. It's a deeply ingrained systemic problem that results in damage to our environment and our health in ways that go way beyond trash.