Toxic Sweatshops Exposed by Whistle-Blower
Austin Chronicle: None of the roughly 10 e-waste handlers operating in Austin have taken the pledge, despite its prominence in industry publications since 2003, according to TCE.
Tech Trash Talk Recyclers will discuss future of electronics scrap industry at Austin conference this week
Austin American Statesman: The Texas Campaign for the Environment led a two-year campaign against Dell Inc., including a well-publicized 2003 incident in which members dressed in prison uniforms to protest the use of prison labor in the company’s recycling programs.
Take ’em back, officials say
Plano Star Courier: The TCE went from door to door asking the community for support. From the buzz in the room by city officials like Mayor Pat Evans and Mayor Pro Tem Scott Johnson, the effort paid off.
Dell launches first free recycling program
Austin American Statesman: Computer maker will take back all products it sold worldwide.
Georgetown takes on tech trash: City is first to vote on resolution urging new electronics recycling rules
Austin American Statesman: Consumers aren’t the only ones frustrated about what to do with obsolete and broken electronic equipment such as televisions or computers.
Apple to Begin Recycling Customers’ Old Macs
Associated Press: Apple Computer Inc. will soon adopt an environmentally friendly twist for buyers of new Macintosh computers by offering to recycle their old computers for free.
China’s toxic junkyard
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: When discarded computers vanish from desktops around the world, they often end up in Guiyu, which may be the electronic-waste capital of the globe.
HP is pushing states to force recycling of TVs and computers. Here’s why
Business Week: Aided by HP’s energetic lobbying, the greens persuaded state lawmakers to adopt a landmark program that forces electronics companies to foot the bill for recycling their old equipment.
Developing World Is Our Toxic Techno Trash Dumpster
Austin Chronicle: Each month, hundreds of shipments of electronic waste exported from the U.S. and Europe to developing countries for supposed reuse and repair are actually dumped and often burned in unregulated conditions, according to a report released last week.