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Is the Obama administration lowering the bar on green electronics?

April 28th, 2015

The Guardian Sustainable Business: “A new government-issued executive order has weakened a federal ratings system aimed at greening America’s electronics industry, environmentalists say. Is the US moving backward on green purchasing?”

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US government ‘abandoning’ green electronics rating system

April 14th, 2015
By Leigh Stringer, Chemical Watch

A new presidential Executive Order on US federal sustainability efforts could mean that a tool that allows purchasers to identify electronics products that meet standards on hazardous substances is abandoned by the federal government, two NGOs claim.

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How companies keep us buying new stuff, and how to recycle the rest

December 31st, 2012

PC Magazine, Dec 28, 2012. “The reality is we don’t fix electronics anymore, we replace them.”

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Why Gadget Repairability Is So Damn Important

July 19th, 2012

Treehugger, July 19, 2012. “If you can’t open it, you don’t own it. When we can’t even get past the “Will Void Warranty” stickers, then we are simply leasing a device until we buy the next new model.”

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Recyclers disagree on impact of glued-in Retina MacBook Pro batteries

July 18th, 2012
By Chris Foresman

July 18, 2012: “…an internal memo sent to AppleCare and certified third-party technicians claims that the battery should not be removed from the aluminum casing “for any reason.”

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