Archive for February, 2010

E-Waste Recycling The Next Buzz Word?

A recent annual report by Earth911 has claimed that electronics dominated the recycling scene last year, with more customers asking and inquiring about e-waste. The report states that the number of queries regarding e-waste spiked by 12% from last year. Read More

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Sourcemap – A Cool Way To Monitor E-Waste?

Sourcemap  – A collective tool for transparency and sustainability… And what does that mean? It means that the website tracks where and how your products begin and come from. The founders aim and objective is to educate people on how their products came to be. Discover More

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How Often Do You Change Your Cell Phone Battery?

According to recent surveys and other trends, it seems to be that consumers  end up replacing their cell phone battery every 18 months. A cycle that quick in terms of replacement means nothing else but a rising pile of electronic waste. Organizations working towards lowering costs because of high competition don’t have a choice but […]

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Forget Tata Nano, RMD Technologies Plans To Manufactuer Electric Vehicles From E-Waste

RMD Technologies Inc, an electronic waste recycler from California has been working on a Green Vehicle Project since 2007. The plan is to create an electric vehicle that is built from electronic waste. The company in their latest press release has stated that it has been working on a proof of concept and is now […]

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Are You A Sprint Customer? – Get Paid For Your Old Mobile Phone

Sprint ranked 15th in the Newsweek’s 2009 Top 500 Green Rankings List has recently pledged to recover and recycle up to 90% of the handsets it sells by 2017. To kick start this initiative, Sprint is offering an electronics (mobile) take back program that translates into real credit on your next Sprint phone bill. Sprint […]

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Healing The Great Lakes

The Obama Administration on Sunday unveiled an ambitious plan to rescue and repair the Great Lakes after a century of environmental neglect and abuse. Some of the goals of the plan: Removing and preventing the dumping of 45 Million pounds of discarded computers and other “e-waste” 45 Million “pills of unwanted medicine” 4.5 Million pounds […]

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Indonesia Congratulated For Rejecting E-Waste From The US

In recent news, the Basel Action Network (BAN) has praised Indonesia for turning down containers loaded with e-waste (electronic waste) from the United States last November (2009). Import of Electronic Waste into developing nations is proving to be a rising concern and threat. The article goes on to state He said e-waste was a problem […]

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2010 Olympic Medals To Contain Tiny Amounts of E-Waste

Teck and the Royal Canadian Mint have collaborated to ensure the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals contain recovered metal from electronic waste (also known as e-waste). Vancouver 2010 gold medals contain 1.52 per cent gold; silver medals contain 0.122 per cent silver; and the copper medals contain 1.11 per cent copper. Recovering electronic waste […]

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UN: China, India to become the biggest e-waster by 2020

In a latest United Nations report, the UN states that India and China will become the largest e-wasters by 2020 unless they don’t take immediate actions. The report goes on to state that e-waste (electronic waste) will increase by as much as 200 – 400% from 2007 in South Africa and China, while e-waste in […]

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What Is E-Waste And Is It Hazardous?

E-Waste for short – or Electronic Waste – or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) – is a term used to describe old, end-of-life or discarded electrical/ electronic appliances. This list can include but is not restricted to, computers, consumer electronics (televisions, mobile phones, and electronic devices), fridges etc that have been discarded by or […]

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