research & news

TV Recycling Report Card

The Electronics Takeback Coalition published this report card on TV manufacturers, grading them on their efforts to recycle their e-waste.

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Report: Stop Trashing the Climate

GAIA (Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance), Eco-cycle and Institute for Local Self-Reliance show how reducing waste, recycling and composting can cut greenhouse gas emissions and protect the climate.

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E-Waste: The Dirty Secret of Recycling Electronics

Business Week: As the e-waste industry proliferates—some 1,200 mostly tiny companies generated revenue of more than $3 billion last year—it has also become enmeshed in questionable practices that undercut its environmentally friendly image.

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Dangerous Fakes

Business Week: The garbage-strewn streets of Guiyu reek of burning plastic as workers in back rooms and open yards strip chips from old PC circuit boards.

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Trashed Tech Dumped Overseas: Does U.S. Care?

Scientific American: The EPA knows that e-waste contains cadmium, mercury and other toxic substances, but congressional investigators charge that the EPA has failed to even attempt to clean up the mess—or keep it in check.

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Electronics, Cradle Toward Cradle

Daily Green News: As the countdown to the switch to digital television continues, Samsung has joined the ranks of companies offering free recycling of their used electronics.

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Door-to-door Initiative To Promote Electronics Recycling

KUHF Houston Public Radio: The Texas Campaign for the Environment has returned to Houston full time after an absence of about eleven years.

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Computer makers responsible for recycling

San Antonio Express-News: A state law passed last year that went into full effect Monday mandates that PC makers take back old computers, keyboards, monitors, mice and other parts.

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LG and WMI Partner to Tackle E-Waste

Greener Computing: LG Electronics and Waste Management will partner to open more than 160 recycling centers across the country to handle masses of unwanted electronics.

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Report: What goes around comes around?

This UC Berkeley report describes the levels of cadmium in low cost jewelry.

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