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Recycling Electronics

Cleaning up the E-Waste Recycling Industry

Pro Journo | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Pro Journo

The starting point for the trail of dirty recycling is Europe. According to the European Union, an estimated quarter of a million tons of electronic waste gets shipped out to developing nations every year.

Unleashing The Inner Inventor: How Businesses Are Striving To Give Old Smartphones A New Lease On Life

Darren Beck | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Darren Beck

The best way to help electronic waste realize its full potential is by getting it out of storage and into the hands of innovators.

Evolution of a Trash Picker

Lorraine Kerwood | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Lorraine Kerwood

There is great value in our nation's discards. Not only can they be redistributed to people who couldn't otherwise afford them, but it turns out that reuse is anywhere from 4-10 times more energy efficient than recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, right?

What We Really Save By Recycling

Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Mary Mazzoni: We all know recycling is a good idea. But tossing that plastic bottle into the blue bin seems so simple, it's easy to...

How to Donate or Recycle Phones, Computers and Electronics

Amy Neumann | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Do you want to be a hero for the environment? If some of these older electronics are hanging around your office or home, here are a few simple ways to donate them to charity, along with methods to properly recycle.

Green Jobs Are a Must for a Strong Economy

Mattias Wallander | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

I expect that in order to move the recycling needle significantly forward we need our legislators to step up to the plate and actually ban the disposal of materials that can and therefore should be recycled 100 percent.

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.

Solar Waste Recycling: Can the Industry Stay Green?

Erica Gies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erica Gies

As solar moves from the fringe to the mainstream, insiders and watchdog groups are beginning to talk about producer responsibility and recycling in an attempt to sidestep the pitfalls of electronic waste.

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.

Organize Your Recycling

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Kelly

I realized my downfall on recycling was with the items we don't "use up" very regularly. I turned to experts for advice on handling the more random items.

Ontario's Plan to Combat E-waste

Jean Jerome Baudry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jean Jerome Baudry

Now that technology such as cell phones fill up landfills of their own, responsible recycling of electronics has pushed its way to the top of the environmental issues list.

Recycling Cell Phones: Easy Way To Ramp Up Earth Day

EPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2009) -- From April 6 -- 12 Americans are urged to recycle unused cell phones that have been piling up in junk drawers as part ...

Enjoy Your New Electronics And Recycle The Old Ones Properly

Planet Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Some of the big gifts this year were HDTVs, gaming consoles, GPS units and other gadgety items. But when new items enter the home, often that means ol...

Which TV Brands Are Best For The Environment?

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip G. Baker

With so many TVs being similar, consider selecting your purchase by which companies offer the best takeback programs.

4 Ways to Green Your Gadgets

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Here are four ways to keep consumer electronics from harming human health and the environment. Even better, some of them will help you save money at the same time.

Greening An Industry Vs. Greening A Business

GreenBiz | Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I'm growing tired of reading (and writing) about companies that are "going green," except if the company is named Wal-Mart or GE or has an outsized in...