The replacement rate of consumer electronics, as well as environmental & health concerns, are driving growth in the e-waste recycling sector.
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A new study from Staples shows that we tend to hoard our used electronics rather than recycling computers & TVs after we’re done using them.
We’ve all marveled at the power of the internet – how much it helps people and how much information it has made available to anyone with a connection. But few seem to be talking about how the internet is powered, or how consumers and developers can use less energy for their regular online tasks.
Consumer electronics and small appliances are responsible for 30 percent of household electricity use. Keep your electricity bill in check by following these nine tips from ENERGY STAR.
Got an old computer keyboard you’re thinking about tossing? Don’t – there’s upcycling potential there!
The Economics of Pollution: How is Government Policy to Reduce Carbon Emissions Actually Created? [Infographic]
You no longer need to ask an economist! Read this beginner’s guide to environmental economics.
I’ve found that nothing weighs more than paper — at least when you are tired and at the end of your day, and the boss wants you to recycle that double stack of reports or used white paper. Why create all of that in the first place? If you go as paperless as you can, […]
You might consider this guest post on keeping computer energy use down by Tony Sirna a bit ironic, as we’re all sitting around a table with our laptops plugged in. It’s actually especially important for us: since we’re running totally on battery power from the solar panels at this point, efficiency’s key… we don’t want […]
Aluminum cans? Plastic bottles? Newspapers? Though recycling statistics show that we’ve still got some work to do on diverting wastes away from landfills, you’ve probably got a good idea of how to recycle these common household items. But what about computers and televisions? Paint? Used motor oil? Earth 911’s search statistics for 2009, released today, […]
Buying second-hand products is always green, but it’s easy to be discouraged by the stories of broken laptops from eBay or Craigslist. To quell these fears, here is a 10-step checklist on how to find a used laptop that isn’t just a high-tech lemon. Most wouldn’t flinch at the idea of buying a used car, […]
Simran Sethi and Sarah Smarsh are writing a series on the impacts of everyday things. They will be posting previews on Green Options before launching the posts on Huffington Post. Want to know how to green your internet porn (or emailing or iTunes) habit? Check out these tips and a post-mortem of where your computers […]