May 14, 2015

E-Waste: A Deadly Gold Mine

By Nick Marinoff May 14, 2015 Our recent wave of technology has paved the way for a number of things: ecommerce, e-books, e-waste… Wait a minute, what the heck is “e-waste?” Is it unused websites the Internet somehow manages to discard overtime? Is it electronic paperwork that somehow gets shelled out into the atmosphere when […]

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May 13, 2015

UN Report: Up to 90 Percent of E-Waste is Disposed of Illegally

By Robert Jennings May 13, 2015 A recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), between 60 and 90 percent of all e-waste is disposed of illegally. That means that of the 41.8 million tons of e-waste generated globally last year, anywhere from 25 to 37 million tons were just dumped. But how? There are strict controls in place for […]

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May 12, 2015

How to Donate or Send Your Old Device for Reuse

By Veena Clay May 12, 2015 As a recent United Nations University (UNU) study shows, America still struggles with a growing electronic waste problem, leading the world in e-waste. It is easy to ponder a number of reasons for this, but it is even easier to present a number of practical methods for safely discarding […]

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May 4, 2015

What Effect Does E-waste Have on Groundwater?

By Veena Clay May 4, 2015 Groundwater is one of the most precious resources on Earth. Its yields supply water to nearly every community in the country, and without it, most of us would be driven to drastic measures to accommodate drought conditions. In fact, that very situation is happening in communities across the nation. As […]

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April 8, 2015

3 Reason Why the U.S. is Losing the e-Waste Battle

By Veena Clay April 8, 2015 Not enough can be written about the current e-waste crisis. Not only in the U.S. but all over the world, the amount of electronic waste is increasing. The sheer volume of waste in some areas is outdoing efforts to curb these increases, meaning that many countries, including the U.S., […]

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March 17, 2015

What is the SMM Electronics Challenge?

By Veena Clay March 17, 2015 Introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September 2012, the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Challenge was designed to address electronics recycling from a manufacturer’s standpoint. The program focuses on the manufacture and design of electronics, bringing awareness about how these processes could increase the toxic effect that improperly […]

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