The Global Cost of Electronic Waste Apple has already sold millions of the new iPhone 7, which started shipping this month. For many who bought one, the device replaces a perfectly good, recent model. True, after a couple years an iPhone might start showing signs of wear: The home button sticks, or the glass might be cracked. Some of these defects can be repaired, although few choose repair over upgrade. Others are caused by planned...

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Incentive To Innovate: China Will No Longer Take Our Junk For Recycling   Beijing notified the World Trade Organization in July that it planned to ban imports of 24 varieties of solid waste, including types of plastic and unsorted paper commonly sent from the United States. The reason given was environmental protection: Large amounts of dirty and hazardous constituents are often mixed with these materials, which can lead to...

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An easy “Green” New Year’s Recycling Resolution Did the holidays bring you new gadgets? Here’s how to recycle your old ones. Electronic gadgets were at the top of many holiday shopping lists again this year, with iPads and Kindles fueling a lot of the buying frenzy. The biggest sellers were e-readers, tablet computers, smart phones, HD TVs and video games consoles and accessories.  The Consumer Electronics Association was predicting...

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How kids can help solve the e-waste problem   Source: ElectronicsTakeBack.com How many electronic gadgets does your family have? What’s your favorite electronic gadget? An iPad? Video game? TV? How many gadgets does your family use?  Would you believe that the average home has 24 electronic products! Do you ever think about what happens to these gadgets when you are done with them? When you stop using them and are ready to...

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E-Waste Disposal Methods in US Source: PaceButler.com Can you imagine this year one out of every three Americans will discard their old cell phone to purchase the latest version of mobile phone? Nevertheless, many other persons would be looking forward to discarding their obsolete computers, televisions and other electronic devices. It is estimated that around 130 million mobile phones and 3 million tons of other electronic gadgets...

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Inventive Christmas decorations for computer geeks Source: Royal Pingdom.com Christmas is upon us, and like the geeks we are here at Pingdom, we couldn’t help but check out how our fellow geeks worldwide are handling their Christmas decorations. We found some very cool examples where people have put together über-geeky Christmas trees, wreaths and other decorations. And then of course there’s that Christmas tree network monitoring...

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