E-waste

05.27.15
'Nano-paper' chips end up in compost heaps, not landfills
05.27.15

'Nano-paper' chips end up in compost heaps, not landfills

Today's cast-off gadgets are far more likely to end up in a landfill than they are being responsib...

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02.03.15
Energizer makes high-performance batteries from your recycled cells
02.03.15

Energizer makes high-performance batteries from your recycled cells

Here's something different: disposable batteries that could help reduce the mountains of e-waste t...

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12.29.14
Maker movement may be the cure for our disposable times
12.29.14

Maker movement may be the cure for our disposable times

It's no secret that we live in an increasingly disposable world. Where once we would spend hours o...

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12.09.14
Your old laptop's battery will light homes in developing countries
12.09.14

Your old laptop's battery will light homes in developing countries

Don't be too quick to toss out the battery from that ancient laptop -- it might just be the key to...

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10.25.14
Who'd have thought the Power Mac G5 made a good bench?
10.25.14

Who'd have thought the Power Mac G5 made a good bench?

Like it or loathe it, you have to admit that the design of the Power Mac G5 was a very clever way...

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12.16.13
US creates the most e-waste, cellphones top the heap
12.16.13

US creates the most e-waste, cellphones top the heap

We've known for years about the growing volume of electronic waste, but a new UN study suggests th...

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01.22.12
European Union retailers to be required to accept e-waste without charge, says Parliament
01.22.12

European Union retailers to be required to accept e-waste without charge, says Parliament

Not sure what to do with your old, outdated electronics? If you live within the European Union, get...

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07.20.11
MIT's Backtalk project / art exhibit traces the unseen life of discarded gadgets
07.20.11

MIT's Backtalk project / art exhibit traces the unseen life of discarded gadgets

Sooner or later, the device you're reading this on will either be sold, donated, recycled or ot...

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09.11.10
Only 600 products use Amazon's frustration-free packaging
09.11.10

Only 600 products use Amazon's frustration-free packaging

We know it's been said before, but it's worth saying again: over-packaging is, by almost everyone's...

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