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US government ‘abandoning’ green electronics rating system

April 14th, 2015
By Leigh Stringer, Chemical Watch

A new presidential Executive Order on US federal sustainability efforts could mean that a tool that allows purchasers to identify electronics products that meet standards on hazardous substances is abandoned by the federal government, two NGOs claim.

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Samsung Apologizes To Semiconductor Workers Who Contracted Cancer, Promises Compensation

May 27th, 2014

Samsung took an unprecedented step on May 14, and publicly apologized to workers who developed cancers after working at Samsung semiconductor plants. Some of the workers have died from leukemia.

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Bananaphone Founder Challenges InfoTech To Grow Up

October 8th, 2013

A new book by children’s performer Raffi is built around three compelling and urgent reasons to reform social media and issues a resounding call for a thorough “mid-course correction” before it is too late.

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New research shows CFLs and LED light bulbs have higher toxicity and resource depletion than incandescent bulbs

January 16th, 2013

January 15, 2013: CFLs have from three to 26 times higher resource depletion and toxicity potential than incandescents and LED bulbs have two to three times higher potential.

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Fake Recycler Convicted of Criminal Charges for E-Waste Exporting

December 22nd, 2012

Dec 21, 2012. A federal court in Colorado today convicted the executives of Executive Recycling in Colorado of multiple counts of mail and wire fraud, obstruction and environmental crimes related to illegally disposing electronic waste and smuggling.

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Recyclers Stockpiling Millions of Pounds of Toxic Glass From CRT TVs and Monitors

November 15th, 2012

“…instead of actually sending the toxic leaded CRT glass to proper glass processors, they simply stored this glass on their property or other locations.”

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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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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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New studies show e-waste exports still harming children in China, Ghana

November 30th, 2011

Two recent studies show that e-waste exported to developing nations continues to cause great harm to the children in the areas where our e-waste is crudely handled in China and Ghana.

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