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Toshiba – Please Resist Those Cease and Desist Letters

November 13th, 2012

Come on, Toshiba. Show us that you actually mean the words in your Environment Vision 2050 statement, and publish your repair manuals on your own website.

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EPA’s voluntary program for “safe management of used electronics” won’t prevent unsafe e-waste exports to developing countries

September 20th, 2012

Sept 20, 2012. While the EPA’s press announcement today called for “Safe Management of Used Electronics,” exporting e-waste to developing countries is anything BUT safe – at least for the workers and residents near the locations where crude, dangerous, “informal” processing occurs.

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CEA’s Recycling Report Reveals Still No Industry-wide Commitment to E-waste Recycling

May 4th, 2012

Just three companies, Dell, Best Buy, and Samsung collected more than HALF of the total CEA reported.

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GAO Report Finds Feds Not Always Managing Own E-Waste Responsibly

March 20th, 2012

GAO: “Federal agencies often have little assurance that their used electronics are ultimately disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.”

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CEA’s New National Recycling Program – Is It For Real or Just Vaporware?

April 13th, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced a new national voluntary program to recycle electronics. Well at least they announced a goal, and promised to tell us about their national program at some point in the future.

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Report Shows Few Computer Companies Make Recycling Effort If Law Doesn’t Make Them

February 25th, 2011

“…more than 92% of the 24 million pounds of electronic waste collected in 2010 was collected by only four manufacturers: Dell, Samsung, Sony and Altex Electronics (a small San Antonio based company).”

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EPA’s New Figures Show Most E-Waste Still Getting Trashed

January 26th, 2011

The EPA has just released its “2009 Facts and Figures” on Municipal Solid Waste generated in the U.S. This new report shows that in 2009, as in previous years,  the vast majority (82.3%) of e-waste discarded in the U.S.  is still ending up in our landfills and incinerators, with only 17.7 percent going to recyclers. …

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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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NYC E-Waste Lawsuit: Attack on Producer Responsibility

January 10th, 2010

The electronics industry wants you to think they support the concept of “producer takeback” – where they take back and recycle our old products when we are ready to retire them. In fact, most of the computer companies and now some of the television companies offer “voluntary” takeback programs, to recycle our old products. But …

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