PC Magazine, Dec 28, 2012. “The reality is we don’t fix electronics anymore, we replace them.”
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.”
Fortune Magazine, July 14, 2012. But having extricated itself from one environmental cow pie, the company may have stepped right into another.
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.”
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.
Miller-McCune, July 1, 2011. “As laptops, flat screens and smart phones grow ever more ubiquitous, so does the problematic trash they ultimately become.”
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?
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.
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.
“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.