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The Afterlife of Cellphones 11.1.2008 NY Times: Magazine
A growing international trade in discarded mobile phones is helping the world’s poor. But will it poison the earth?
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U.S. agency to encourage recycling of cellphones 9.1.2008 International Herald Tribune: Business
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that up to 150 million cellphones are taken out of service each year, and it wants to keep them from ending up in landfills.
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Environment: China is Our E-Waste Dumping Ground 5.1.2008 AlterNet
The United States sends up to 80 percent of its toxic electronic waste to China, all while turning a profit, too.
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China is Our E-Waste Dumping Ground 5.1.2008 AlterNet
The United States sends up to 80 percent of its toxic electronic waste to China, all while turning a profit, too.
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Many Unhappy Returns 4.1.2008 NY Times: Magazine
How unwanted products flow back into the consumer ecosystem.
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Nonprofits and Computer Recycling: Where to Donate or Recycle Computers 31.12.2007 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
from a to Freegeek in Portland, Oregon Earlier this month, I was in Portland, Oregon and had an opportunity to visit , a computer recylcing organization. It got me thinking about the computer graveyard that is my home office. I have the dead bodies of too many computers and other electronics collecting dust in my office. (Not to mention cluttering up the floor space.) So, I decided that one of my New Year's resolutions would be to do something about this growing mess of e-waste that I have been to afraid to simply throw in the trash can. I spent some time over the downtime of the holidays to clear the clutter, carefully removing and organizing equipment no longer being used. I put them in a corner. Ah, that felt great. But, now what? I about ...
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Taming the e-stream 30.12.2007 Star Tribune: Latest
Disposing of electronics safely and responsibly can be complicated. Minnesota wants manufacturers to pay for recycling their products -- but does that mean dumping them in Asia, Africa or the states' lakes?
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Illegal e-waste plaguing China 27.12.2007 Earth Times
Millions of tons of electronic waste are exported to Chinese scrapyards despite bans on the practice and severe environmental and health concerns. The British Environmental Agency found loopholes exist in the ban on exports of electronic waste that allow ...
Business forum: Computing a business-education win-win 10.12.2007 Star Tribune: Business
Businesses get an easy, economical, environmentally friendly way to retire computers, and schools save money.
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Innovation? How About Just Taking Out the Trash? 22.11.2007 Wired Top Stories
We continue to be fascinated by bright, glittery tech toys, and we're quick to dump the old for the new. And we're doing it without giving a thought to where our discards wind up. That's a very bad thing to do. Commentary by Tony ...
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Electronic Junk the Scourge of China and, Ultimately, the World 19.11.2007 Wired Top Stories
The world discards upwards of 50 million tons of electronics each year. Most of it ends up in China, where workers -- mostly poor peasants -- destroy their environment and their health extracting what can be ...
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Some tech-item recycling actually endangers workers, pollutes environment overseas 19.11.2007 Star Tribune: Local
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China's E-Waste Nightmare Worsening 19.11.2007 WCCO: National
The air smells acrid from the squat gas burners that sit outside homes, melting wires to recover copper and cooking computer motherboards to release gold. Migrant workers in filthy clothes smash picture tubes by hand to recover glass and electronic parts, releasing as much as 6.5 pounds of lead dust.
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America “Recycle’s” Electronic Waste Overseas 19.11.2007 Common Dreams: Headlines
SAN FRANCISCO — Most Americans think they’re helping the earth when they recycle their old computers, televisions and cell phones. But chances are they’re contributing to a global trade in electronic trash that endangers workers and pollutes the environment overseas. While there are no precise figures, activists estimate that 50 to 80 percent of the 300,000 [...]
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China's E-Waste Nightmare Worsening 19.11.2007 AP Top News
GUIYU, China (AP) -- The air smells acrid from the squat gas burners that sit outside homes, melting wires to recover copper and cooking computer motherboards to release gold. Migrant workers in filthy clothes smash picture tubes by hand to recover glass and electronic parts, releasing as much as 6.5 pounds of lead dust....
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America Ships Electronic Waste Overseas 19.11.2007 AP National
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Most Americans think they're helping the earth when they recycle their old computers, televisions and cell phones. But chances are they're contributing to a global trade in electronic trash that endangers workers and pollutes the environment overseas....
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Stunned by turnout, organizers cancel e-waste effort 17.11.2007 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Thousands of cars jammed the streets around the Mall of America, extending to the I-494 ramps, as consumers rushed to rid their homes of stockpiled electronics.
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Recycle your old electronics 15.11.2007 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Bring your old electronics to the Mall of America, and recycle them for free.
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Electronics waste an environmental test 11.11.2007 Earth Times
U.S. environmental groups and consumer electronics groups warn electronic waste is adding dangerous levels of lead to the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency said U.S. residents tossed 2.2 million tons of electronics equipment into landfills ...
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Zack Pelta-Heller | HP's Printer Cartridges Are an E-Waste Disaster 30.10.2007 Truthout.com
Zack Pelta-Heller, writing for AlterNet.org, says, "We live in a technology-addicted culture, and the race for the latest electronics is taking its toll on the environment. Electronic waste, or e-waste, is now the fastest-growing part of the municipal waste stream."
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