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Disposable DVDs at Crossroads

Wired.com: Environmentalists criticized Disney for releasing its films on EZ-D, charging that the product would lead to unnecessary waste in landfills.

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It’s not easy being an EZ-D anymore

Daily Texan: In order to fight the production of these DVDs, The Texas Campaign for the Environment mailed 1,200 postcards to Disney protesting this product and staged demonstrations at retailers.

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Breast milk study finds chemicals

Austin American-Statesman: Armed with two studies showing elevated levels of fire retardants in the breast milk of American women, including some Austinites, a Texas environmental group called for a ban on the chemicals Tuesday.

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Dell changes recycle vendors

Austin American-Statesman: Stung by mounting criticism for using federal prison labor to recycle computers, Dell will begin using other recycling contractors instead.

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Dell Computers’ recycling efforts raise labor concerns

KPFT News Houston: Texas Campaign for the Environment, an Austin-based group sent protesters dressed in prison uniforms to Dell”s recycling events in Dallas and Houston.

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Computer maker becomes friendlier to critics and the earth

Dallas Morning News: Activists no longer characterize Dell as an uncaring corporate monster. Instead, they say, Dell has become one of the pioneering manufacturers leading the industry to a universal plan for recycling hazardous electronic waste.

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High-tech junk on lawmakers’ agenda

Houston Chronicle: In Texas, throwaway technology could become a thing of the past. New legislation would make it illegal to toss a Dell into a dumpster or incinerate an IBM.

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Dell flunks environmental test

Austin Business Journal: The Computer Take-Back Campaign, a coalition of environmental and community groups of which the Texas Campaign for the Environment is a member, gave Dell a failing score of 28 percent out of 100.

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Bush’s Christmas Stocking: Burning Coal?

Austin Chronicle: Environmentalists managed to score one victory while losing another.

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School Bus Fleet Will Switch Fuel

Austin American-Statesman: Austin district officials agree to use cleaner burning diesel fuel.

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