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Apple expands global recycling programs, announces new Material Recovery Lab in Austin 18.4.2019 techCrunch
Apple announced today a further investment in its recycling programs and related e-waste efforts, which includes an expansion of its recycling program for consumers and the announcement of a new, 9,000-square-foot Material Recovery Lab based in Austin, Texas, focused on discovering future recycling processes. The company also reported the success of its existing efforts around […]
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Hong Kong aims to solve its housing crisis with an $80-billion artificial island 3.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Han Li was 72 years old when she moved from Guangdong to Hong Kong. After a lifetime of working in construction in southeast China, she’d come to glitzy Hong Kong, one of Asia’s top financial centers, for a chance to live with her children and newborn grandchildren.

Instead, she found herself alone...

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Wealth Can’t Protect Environmentally-Ravaged Silicon Valley From Climate Change 15.7.2018 Truthout.com
Tech empire’s power and money are no match for the fierce drought and wildfires exacerbated by urban sprawl.

The post Wealth Can’t Protect Environmentally-Ravaged Silicon Valley From Climate Change appeared first on Truthout.

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The Impact of the Internet of Things on Sustainability 24.5.2018 The Moderate Voice

The Internet of Things — or IoT — is hooking up everyday things such as refrigerators and watches to the internet. It’s relatively new when you think of the lifespan of digital technologies. In recent decades, it has transformed the way that individuals do business, shop, communicate and lead their everyday lives. Wireless connectivity has […]

The post The Impact of the Internet of Things on Sustainability appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives 27.4.2018 L.A. Times - Technology News

A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore discs” he made to extend computers’ lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he...

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Electronics-recycling innovator faces prison for trying to extend computers' lives 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics.

He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a test. He launched what he thinks is the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other electronics...

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Dell is making jewelry with reclaimed gold from recycled computer guts 11.1.2018 techCrunch
 A new jewelry line launched this week in literally the last place on Earth any reasonable human being would look for fashion advice — but the style gurus at Dell Computers are going for it anyway, announcing a limited-edition jewelry collection made from gold mined from recycled motherboards. Read ...
In 10 hours, 2.5 tonnes of e-waste collected from PCMC areas 19.12.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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E-waste at new high; low recycling squanders gold, precious metals: Study 14.12.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Study: Almost 45 million tons of e-waste discarded last year 13.12.2017 AP Business
BERLIN (AP) -- A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside....
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Colorado Springs’ Blue Star Recyclers receives grant for nationwide expansion 5.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Blue Star Recyclers has locations in Colorado Springs, Denver and Boulder. A grant from Mitsubishi will help the nonprofit bring jobs for people with disabilities to two cities outside Colorado next year.
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Epson elevates commitment to cartridge recycling 26.9.2017 Planet Ark News
Epson has stepped up its partnership with Planet Ark to the highest level by becoming a Full Partner of 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. With over 3.5 million Epson printer cartridges already recycled, this commitment will build on this 14 year product stewardship success story. So why does Epson believe this is the right thing to do?
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A DRM-locked, $400 tea-brewing machine from the Internet of Shit timeline 22.6.2017 Boing Boing

Did you buy a useless $400 "smart" juicer and now feel the need to accessorize it with more extrusions from the Internet of Shit timeline? Then The Leaf from Teaforia is just the thing: it's a tea-maker that uses DRM-locked tea-pods to brew tea in your kitchen so you don't have to endure the hassle of having the freedom to decide whose tea you brew in your tea-brewing apparatus, and so that you can contribute to the impending environmental apocalypse by generating e-waste every time you make a cup of tea. (more…)

Bear crosses through Colorado race, stunning runners 12.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
About 5 miles into the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run on Sunday, a bear ambled across a roadway near Colorado Springs.
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Mapping project tracks challenges coming to Colorado Plateau 12.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Researchers are working on a mapping project that will chronicle climate change, population growth, oil drilling and other factors in an area that stretches across Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
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Arvada’s two-week recycling event for e-waste and other items ended 6 days and 1 deluge later 12.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
An e-waste and hard-to-recycle event that had to be cut short in Arvada last month due to excessive volume highlights the amount of junk people in the metro area stockpile until they find the opportunity to get rid of it.
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E-waste collection drive held by professors 6.6.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Kolkata: Three separate fires, no casualties 1.6.2017 Kolkata – The Indian Express
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Independent repair guy on the planned obsolescence of Apple products 18.4.2017 Boing Boing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVAmnV65_zw Louis Rossmann is an independent service technician in New York City who has repaired Apple products for years. In this video, Rossman passionately explains how he is able to effect repairs that Apple refuses to do -- notably, he can fix a common faulty sensor problem with $2 worth of parts, a repair that Apple charges $750 for (Rossman charges less than half of that, and in cheaper markets, you can get it done for as little as $75). The laptop Rossman is fixing has a retail value of $650, meaning that Apple's repair pricing effectively turns an otherwise perfectly good machine into ewaste. Rossman doesn't think Apple has an obligation to fix these older machines in an economical way, but he is furious that Apple has gone to lengths to prevent him from effecting these repairs -- Apple has withdrawn many of the crucial diagnostic tools that independent service techs have relied on, and they've also managed to get third-party diagnostic tools removed by making ...
Beautiful articulated anatomical, natural history and microscopic pendants 18.4.2017 Boing Boing
Etsy seller Tcustom is a carver who casts their small creations to make beautiful, detailed articulated keychains and pendants, the best of which use contrasting materials. Some of my favorites: Anatomical Human Head ; Salamander Life Cycle ; Mitochondria and Trilobite ...
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