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Electronic Waste

The Dark Side of the Sun: Solar Power and Global Electronic Waste

Peter Schwartz | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green
Peter Schwartz

When complete, First Solar's California Flats project will generate enough electricity to power Apple's Cupertino headquarters complex, as well as its California stores and data centers. Many have hailed this as a first step toward more widespread commercial adoption of solar power.

From Bangalore to São Paulo: How Five Cities Are Tackling the Problem of Toxic Waste

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Many substances -- including electronic waste -- pose all sorts of dangers to the health of individuals and the environment.

Will Dumping Old Electronics Soon Be Illegal?

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Henry Renteria-Vigil, once a welfare recipient, found his riches in the wastelands of Colorado's landfills. He did so b...

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...

New Online System Makes e-Waste Collection Easy

treehugger.com | 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...

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.

Green News Report: October 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congrats ...

Green News Report: July 20, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Confirmed ...

Times Square Recycle Billboard Made From Recyclables

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

I was scouting near Times Square on Friday when I noticed a neat new billboard on 7th Ave promoting Best Buy's electronics recycle program.

Five Items You Should Always Recycle

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Recycling is one of the easiest steps you can take toward living green--but some recycling matters more than others.

Dismantling India's E-Waste: Potential for Green Jobs?

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

The scale is astounding. One estimate is that at Indians generated at least 383979 metric tons of e-waste in 2007. And by 2011, it will have climbed to over 400,000 tons.

Life Cycle: E-Wasted

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Be aware, it takes even more energy and resources, pound for pound, to produce a Dell than a Dodge. A computer's energy usage has just begun once it leaves the factory, though.