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An easy “green” New Year’s Recycling Resolution

December 29th, 2010

It’s pretty easy to keep a recycling resolution, with the help of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition’s Guide To Recycling Your Electronics.

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New ‘Story of Stuff’ video reminds us to think twice before buying new gadgets

November 29th, 2010

by Chris O’Brien, San Jose Mercury News, November 28, 2010. In the opening moments of the new Web video “The Story of Electronics,” I found myself nodding in recognition as host Annie Leonard held up a tangled mess of electronic gadget chargers. Lurking in my basement at home is a similar monstrosity of unused chargers …

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Holiday Shopping Guide for Finding Greener Electronics

November 23rd, 2010

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching, many consumers have electronics at the top of their shopping lists. This holiday season, the average American is expected to spend over $230 (more than a third of their gift budget) on electronic products, up about 5% from last year. Increasingly, shoppers are asking about green electronics; …

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Get on Facebook and tell Lenovo: Put your money where your mouth is and really go green!

November 15th, 2010

Today is America Recycles Day. Lenovo should do its part. With our new release of the Story of Electronics, we’ve been pushing computer giant Lenovo to really go green and “make ’em safe, make ’em last, and take ’em back.” Lenovo is saying they’re with us, but we want them to prove it. Just last …

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Lenovo Says They Agree with Us! We say Prove It!

November 10th, 2010

From  The Story of Stuff Project and the Electronics TakeBack Coalition Inspired by The Story of Electronics, hundreds of people sent letters to Lenovo President and CEO Rory Read yesterday, telling the company to green its products and “Make ‘em Safe, Make ’em Last, and Take ’em Back.” Within hours, Read got back in touch to say …

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Electronics ‘designed for the dump,’ says new movie

November 9th, 2010

November 9, 2010 USA Today Are you tempted every year or two to get a new cell phone? Do your kids demand it? Like many consumer products, electronics are meant to be obsolete quickly — “designed for the dump,” says a new 8-minute animated movie hosted by Annie Leonard, creator of the hit video The …

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FILM RELEASE: New Story of Stuff Project movie demands a ‘Green Moore’s Law’ in the Electronics Industry

November 9th, 2010

The Story of Electronics Why “Designed for the Dump” is Toxic for People and the Planet SAN FRANCISCO, CA – At midnight Pacific on November 9th, The Story of Stuff Project will release The Story of Electronics, an 8-minute animated movie, at www.storyofelectronics.org. Hosted by Annie Leonard, the creator of the hit viral video The …

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2010 Recycling Report Card

November 5th, 2010

This year we expanded our report card from televisions (graded in 2008 and 2009) to include computer, printer and game console companies. Criteria include “Are products being recycled responsibly (not exported)?” and “What are the companies doing to promote reuse and closed loop recycling?” Find out how your electronics measure up!

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Take Action on Global E-Waste Dumping

November 5th, 2010

Fake recyclers are dumping our old e-waste on poor communities in developing nations. We need Congress to take action to outlaw this practice. Urge your Congressional Representative to take action to stop global e-waste dumping.

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Printer Companies Not Making the Grade – Flunk Electronics Recycling Report Card

October 19th, 2010

(San Francisco, CA) The Electronics TakeBack Coalition released a new report card today that grades computer, television, printer, and game console companies on their efforts to take back and recycle their old products. Most of the manufacturers passed muster, but most printer companies and some TV ones flunked. The highest marks go to Dell, Samsung, and …

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