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In the U.S. we generated 3.41 million tons of e-waste in 2011, up from 3.32 million tons in 2010.
Global health and justice groups demand that TCO withdraw its sustainability certification award for Samsung’s S4 Smartphone
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.”
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
New research shows CFLs and LED light bulbs have higher toxicity and resource depletion than incandescent bulbs
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.