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.
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.
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.
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.
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.