The holidays are over, and that means it’s time to get out of holiday mode. So after a month without Waste Biz posts, we’re getting back on track here. Looking forward to an exciting new year in the waste industry! As a former Las Vegas resident, my attitude towards the mammoth CES (Consumer Electronics Show) […]
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John Tierney raised a ruckus with a NYT op-ed arguing that the importance of recycling is overstated by well-meaning but underinformed consumers and politicians.
Is a plastic to oil waste recovery program really an example of the circular economy? Dow Chemical thinks so; some activist organizations disagree.
The e-waste stream is growing: what are the costs and opportunities created by the increasing amount of electronic waste we create?
The kids need a laptop or other devices for school? Consider buying refurbished electronics to complete the circle… and save money!
What does it cost you to dispose of your company’s old electronics irresponsibly? More than you might think… This week’s Waste Biz.
Kevin McElvaney’s photography collection Agbogbloshie puts a very human face on the dumping of electronic waste in the developing world.
Seven e-waste recyclers with social missions have formed Impact Recyclers, a network for streamlining services + infinite plastic water bottles.
Apple will expand its Reuse and Recycling Program to include any old cell phones, and a BC cement maker knows how to recycle K-Cups.
Techie retail giant Best Buy celebrates the collection of 1 billion pounds of electronic waste through its free in-store drop-off program.
Used cell phones contain valuable metals like gold, & urban mining allows recyclers to extract that value. See the environmental impact of this practice
140 million phones go into landfills each year. This infographic spells out the environmental costs all of those mobile devices that don’t get recycled.
According to Planet Ark – an Australian not-for-profit environmental agency – in 2005 alone, more than 18 million printer cartridges were discarded. As you can see in the infographic below, the majority of printer cartridge e-waste comes from residential dwellings; and that the waste disposal bins provided for these dwellings are not equipped for recycling of e-waste. […]