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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How did the new MacBook Pros get Gold-level green ratings?

July 14th, 2012

Fortune Magazine, July 14, 2012. But having extricated itself from one environmental cow pie, the company may have stepped right into another.

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E-waste Laws Make Everyone Recycle

January 2nd, 2011
By Amy Dusto Discovery News

With the popularity of high-tech gifts, concerns about pollution and the growing amount of American waste all at a high, legislation around the country is mandating that consumers recycle rather than dump certain electronics.

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New ‘Story of Stuff’ video reminds us to think twice before buying new gadgets

November 29th, 2010

by Chris O’Brien, San Jose Mercury News, November 28, 2010. In the opening moments of the new Web video “The Story of Electronics,” I found myself nodding in recognition as host Annie Leonard held up a tangled mess of electronic gadget chargers. Lurking in my basement at home is a similar monstrosity of unused chargers …

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Old TVs cause new problems

January 27th, 2009
By Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY

Media Center – Press Coverage Old TVs cause new problems Tuesday, January 27, 2009 By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY Universal Waste Management president and CEO Jacob Cherry stands amid discarded monitors at his processing plant in Oakland. With the switch to digital, many people are ditching their old TV sets, and what’s inside can be …

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The Dark Side Of ‘Green’ Bulbs

January 24th, 2008
By Sara Schaefer Munoz Wall Street Journal

Media Center – Press Coverage The Dark Side Of ‘Green’ Bulbs By Sara Schaefer Munoz, Wall Street Journal January 24, 2008; As Americans set up their new computers, TVs and other electronic goodies from the holidays, the increasingly eco-minded consumer is wondering: What should I do with the old ones? Rapidly improving technology and a …

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Hey Mom, which bin does the e-waste go in?

January 23rd, 2008
By Alison Rood San Francisco Chronicle

Media Center – Press Coverage Hey Mom, which bin does the e-waste go in? Alison Rood, Special to The Chronicle Wednesday, January 23, 2008 My teenage sons have learned to diligently recycle soda cans, milk cartons and junk mail, but occasionally one of them will bring me something and ask if it’s garbage. By now …

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