Amazon, Best Buy and the free rider problem

August 13th, 2015

“This means, to put it bluntly, that Best Buy is collecting trash generated by Amazon, Walmart and other competitors.”

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Is There a Business Case for Product Take-Back?

May 6th, 2015

May 5, 2015, Triple Pundit: “A lot of the new consumer electronics like tablets and smartphones are made in such a way that they are not economically recyclable. It costs more to take them apart to remove the battery than you can earn in commodities from recycling.”

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Electronics Retailers Receive Fs on Recycling Report Card

July 19th, 2013

July 18 2013. Environmental Leader: “…more than half of the 16 retailers flunked, including retail giants such as Walmart, Amazon, Costco, Sam’s Club and Sears.”

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Walmart, Amazon And Most Other Electronics Stores Fail At Recycling

July 17th, 2013

July 17, 2013: What do you do with your old gadgets? Ideally, you would be able to bring them back to the store where you bought them and drop them off to be recycled but as a new report card shows, there aren’t very many retailers in the nation that make that possible or convenient.

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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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Texas: Computer recycling bounds, but Dell shoulders much of the burden

February 24th, 2011
By Asher Price Austin American-Statesman, Feb 24, 2011

“But Texas Campaign for the Environment, an environmental group, says that more than 90 percent of the electronic waste collected in 2010 was collected by only four manufacturers: Dell, Samsung, Altex Electronics, a small San Antonio based company, and Sony.”

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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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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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The Smoldering Trash Revolt

January 21st, 2010

Recycling is leveling off, trash is piling up and cities are broke. In a throwaway society, who should pay for waste disposal? By Melinda Burns, Miller-McCune Magazine Every time a Californian breaks the law and throws a battery into the trash, it’s a headache for someone like Kevin Hendrick. As director of the Del Norte …

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Left in the Flat-Screen Dust: Old-Model TVs Are So Toxic, You Can’t Give ‘Em Away. Literally.

September 19th, 2009
By Michael Rosenwald Washington Post

Media Center – Press Coverage Left in the Flat-Screen Dust Old-Model TVs Are So Toxic, You Can’t Give ‘Em Away. Literally. By Michael S. Rosenwald Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 19, 2009 This land is your land, this land is clunker land. From clunker cars to Jonathan Carroll’s kitchen table, where a 20-inch Philips …

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