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What is e-Waste?

What happens when your television, laptop, fax machine or other common electronic products reach the end of their useful life? For many people, it simply means tossing these items in the trash and bu…

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Goodnight Moon: The Techno Version (video)

My mommy antennae recently went up when I saw the video below, Goodnight, iPad. I don’t have young children anymore, so I was a bit slow on the uptick of this latest coveted children’s book. The belov…

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Live from SxSW Eco: Can We Achieve Life At 2,000 Watts?

The first-ever SxSW Eco took place this week in Austin, Texas. It was a three-day event that brought together sustainable companies, scientists, politicians, media and citizens that are concerned abou…

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Where Do Electronics Go When They Die? (Infographic)

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, consumer electronics – including TVs and other video equipment, computers, assorted peripherals, audio equipment, and cell phones – make up les…

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Do Nothing: Take The Test

"The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning and evening. It is a little stardust caught; a segment of a rainbow which I have clutched." ~ Hen…

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Mac Users Get A New Way To Recycle Old Electronics

Newer, faster, smaller mobile devices hit the market every day. As one of the industry leaders, Apple's products are highly sought-after by tech enthusiasts, which means unused, outdated electronics a…

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Giving New Gadgets? 3 Ways To Reduce Holiday Waste

Recent studies have shown that between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the average amount of American household waste increases as much as 25 percent. Many people use the holidays as an excuse to …

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Are Most Electronics Designed For The Dump?

This eight-minute animated video, produced by Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, explains  the concept of "planned obsolescence"—products designed to be replaced as quickly as possible—…

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Magazine Love: Print vs. Online

I was in Toronto last weekend for my nephew's wedding, and while we were prancing around that lovely and lively city, I ducked into a newsstand and spent the better part of a precious hour devouri…

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Which Smart Phones Emit the Most Radiation?

The health effects of cell phone radiation is a growing concern which is why many cell phone users have been consulting a Cell Phone Radiation Guide to figure out which phones let them keep talking an…

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