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.
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.
Religious leaders from all 50 states publish an open letter to Walmart today, urging them to do their part on takeback.
Just three companies, Dell, Best Buy, and Samsung collected more than HALF of the total CEA reported.
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.
“…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).”
At CES it’s raining new products, but what about keeping all the old gadgets from getting tossed into the gutter?
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.
It’s pretty easy to keep a recycling resolution, with the help of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition’s Guide To Recycling Your Electronics.
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 …
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 …