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Zombie TVs Keep Walking
Austin Chronicle: No one likes a bill they worked hard on to die, but there’s particular fury in the environmental community today that Gov. Rick Perry killed House Bill 821, the famous zombie TV recycling legislation.
What Happens When You Kill Your TV
Dallas Observer: At noon today in Victory Park, a group of enviro-activists dressed for Halloween dropped to the concrete to rather dramatically mark the end of analog television. As a result, the Texas Campaign for the Environment — the group behind today’s Victory Park demonstration — estimates that 3 million televisions will be tossed out.
Bring Out Your Dead (TVs)
New York Times: In February, Best Buy, the largest electronics retail chain in the United States, upgraded its electronic waste take-back and recycling program to make it one of the most comprehensive in the country.
Recycling Analog Televisions
Daily Texan: In preparation for the final transition to digital television on June 12, local and state government officials met with environmental activists at the state Capitol on Wednesday to support legislation that would make television manufacturers responsible for recycling of their products.
Austin wants zero waste status by 2040
Associated Press: The City of Austin is now the only City in Texas attempting to go zero waste. Austin City Council Thursday adopted a plan to eliminate trash from area landfills by 2040.
TV makers taking steps to reduce e-waste
KVUE News: With the constant upgrades consumers get with computers, cell phones and TVs, it’s no surprise that electronic waste is the fastest growing part of American waste.
Fear and Greening in Las Vegas
Popular Science: Corporate responsibility looms large at this year’s CES show, but protesters insist more companies need more proactive electronics recycling policies.
Eco-activists push for TV recycling at CES
KVBC News: At the convention, industry giants Toshiba, Panasonic, and Sharp announced that they are starting a national recycling program for analog TVs.
Campaigners highlight ‘toxic TVs’
BBC News: Campaigners are warning of a flood of toxic waste from old TVs and have called on manufacturers to do more to recycle them. The Electronics TakeBack Coalition took their protest to the world’s biggest electronics show in Las Vegas.
How Activists Are Forcing Change in Green IT
Greenercomputing.com: When it comes to the electronics industry, non-government organizations are attempting to shift the entire business paradigm.