Dash Button or e-Trash Button?

April 5th, 2016

Setting aside our bewilderment about why anyone would be willing to glue these fat plastic lozenges bearing corporate logos around the house, we can’t help but notice that these devices seem more like future e-waste than must-have devices.

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Best Buy Weakens Electronics Recycling Program

February 1st, 2016

The solution here would be for the manufacturers – particularly the TV companies – to visibly partner with Best Buy to cover some of the recycling costs, and to make sure that responsible recycling occurs.

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Walmart – Where’s Your Takeback Program?

May 31st, 2012

Religious leaders from all 50 states publish an open letter to Walmart today, urging them to do their part on takeback.

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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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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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At CES it’s raining new products, but what about keeping all the old gadgets from getting tossed into the gutter?

January 6th, 2011

While the companies compete for media attention for all the new gadgets they are flooding into the marketplace, they make no mention about what we should do with all the old gadgets they want us to replace.

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An easy “green” New Year’s Recycling Resolution

December 29th, 2010

It’s pretty easy to keep a recycling resolution, with the help of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition’s Guide To Recycling Your Electronics.

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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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Lenovo Says They Agree with Us! We say Prove It!

November 10th, 2010

From  The Story of Stuff Project and the Electronics TakeBack Coalition Inspired by The Story of Electronics, hundreds of people sent letters to Lenovo President and CEO Rory Read yesterday, telling the company to green its products and “Make ‘em Safe, Make ’em Last, and Take ’em Back.” Within hours, Read got back in touch to say …

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