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Take our survey on electronics retailers

July 9th, 2013

Please take our quick survey on electronics retailers and e-waste recycling.
Should the retailers – Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, etc. play a role in helping us to recycle our stuff?

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New EPA Report Shows We are Generating More E-waste But Also Recycling More

June 24th, 2013

In the U.S. we generated 3.41 million tons of e-waste in 2011, up from 3.32 million tons in 2010.

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Global health and justice groups demand that TCO withdraw its sustainability certification award for Samsung’s S4 Smartphone

June 5th, 2013

June 5, 2013: “TCO must not claim that its certification rewards ‘sustainable’ behavior – including social issues and occupational health – while at the same time failing to acknowledge the well documented cancer cluster at Samsung.”

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Statement on the new ITC report on exports of electronic waste

March 13th, 2013

While the report doesn’t answer many of the relevant questions about e-waste exports, it does contain important acknowledgments supporting the need for federal legislation, like the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act introduced in the 112th Congress

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Locking cell phones is anti-consumer and anti-environment

March 5th, 2013

March 5, 2013: Yesterday the White House issued a statement saying it agreed with consumers that we should be able to unlock our cell phones and tablets.

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Dell Gets Top Grade on New Repairability Scorecard on Tablet Computers

February 28th, 2013

February 28, 2013: A new repairability scorecard from iFixit, the champions of easy gadget repairs, rates the repairability of the top tablet computers on the market, with a score from zero to ten.

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New Study Shows Federal E-Waste Export Bill Could Create Up To 42,000 Jobs

February 5th, 2013

Feb 5, 2013: Federal legislation that would restrict exports of electronic waste from the U.S. to developing countries could create as many as 42,000 direct and indirect new jobs with a total payroll of more than $1 billion, according to a new study commissioned by the Coalition For American Electronics Recycling (CAER).

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Big Electronics: Bully of the eco-label playground

January 29th, 2013

January 29, 2013 – Something really sinister has just happened related to the EPEAT effort to update the computer standards. It happened on the IEEE’s playground, during recess.

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New research shows CFLs and LED light bulbs have higher toxicity and resource depletion than incandescent bulbs

January 16th, 2013

January 15, 2013: CFLs have from three to 26 times higher resource depletion and toxicity potential than incandescents and LED bulbs have two to three times higher potential.

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