Feds Appear Clueless About Their Own E-Waste

March 21st, 2012

March 21, 2012. “If you auction off used electronics, you are basically saying you don’t care what happens to it. It just goes to the highest bidder, end of story.”

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More states ban disposal of electronics in landfills

December 19th, 2011
By Wendy Koch, USA Today.

Dec 19, 2011. USA Today: Seventeen states have banned electronic waste from landfills, requiring it to be recycled so its toxic materials don’t leach into groundwater. Seven of these bans took effect this year, and two more will take effect soon: Illinois in January 2012 and Pennsylvania in January 2013.

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Why E-Waste Should Be Kept, Recycled in U.S.

July 1st, 2011
By Emily Badger, Miller-McCune

Miller-McCune, July 1, 2011. “As laptops, flat screens and smart phones grow ever more ubiquitous, so does the problematic trash they ultimately become.”

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As e-waste piles up, disposal issues grow

June 23rd, 2011
By Rachel Roubein and Mike Snider, USA TODAY, June 23, 2011

USA Today. June 23, 2011. When eco-conscious people want to winnow down a growing stash of unneeded tech products, how do they do that in an environmentally friendly way?

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Working on Waste

April 22nd, 2011
By Sarah Johnson CFO Magazine, April 22, 2011

CFO Magazine, April 22, 2011. As environmental advocates celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day today, groups on various sides of the debate over e-waste have mixed feelings about a broad national law that would mimic some of the state laws.

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Regulators, Recyclers and Retailers Build ‘Urban Mining’ Industry

April 22nd, 2011
By JOEY PETERS of ClimateWire New York Times, April 22, 2011

New York Times, April 22, 2011. E-recycling has been prompted both by organizations like ERI and state laws seeking to prevent “e-waste,” or electronics that end up in landfills.

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2011: The Year We Conquer E-Waste!

January 3rd, 2011
By Dar Williams, Singer-songwriter, The Huffington Post

“And what about the companies who become responsible for their products’ e-waste? This could be their golden era.”
Singer-Songwriter (and environmentalist) Dar Williams calls on companies to take back and recycle their old products.

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E-waste Laws Make Everyone Recycle

January 2nd, 2011
By Amy Dusto Discovery News

With the popularity of high-tech gifts, concerns about pollution and the growing amount of American waste all at a high, legislation around the country is mandating that consumers recycle rather than dump certain 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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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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