Did you know that, on average, each American household contains 24 electronic devices and gadgets? And with technology developing at an unprecedented rate and our lust for gadgets and electronics..
Ever looked in your trash can and asked yourself: “What if I could get paid for all this stuff. Surely someone can do something with it!” Well, you’re right. All..
Our environment is facing destruction every single day due to abusive human practices that are not good for our planet. We need to change our ways if we want to..
Scandal continues to disrupt the electronics recycling industry – again the result of unscrupulous activity from trusted industry players. And..
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Western Laboratory was presented the Federal Green Challenge award at the DEA National Lab Directors Conference on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The award was in..
In elementary school, you may have heard the phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle.” With current rates of sustainability, this phrase may become more relevant than chanting the phrase in a third..
According to Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), nearly 30 million to 40 million metric tons of Electronic waste, also known as E-waste, are generated every year in one form or the..
There’s much talk about recycling these days – what to recycle, how to recycle, and the many benefits. You may have asked yourself why recycling is important – it doesn’t..
Recycling may seem like a relatively new concept, but researching who invented recycling shows that for centuries in the past, recycling was a way of life. People of the distant..
A California electronics recycling center is at a dead end, hoping to hand over a check for $100,000 to an unidentified woman who dropped off an extremely rare Apple I..
Have you ever wondered how the e-waste recycling process works? The act of recycling is a process that starts with us, as individuals. Every recyclable item is put through this..
Packing peanuts are comprised of expanded polystyrene, which is also called EPS or plastic number six. While packing peanuts technically can be recycled, they are light weight, and there is..
The average American family blows through five hundred Ziploc bags every year. That’s a lot of trash to be sitting around in a landfill! Are Ziploc bags recyclable, and how..
If you are a savvy consumer, you may be asking yourself “where can I recycle glass?” This article will set out not only to answer that question, but to educate..
What is the document shredding process and why should you use it? If your office uses a paper shredder on site rather than a paper shredding services, you could be..
Practically every thing we use gives us the opportunity to recycle. Materials that we can recycle include clothing, biodegradable waste, batteries, electronics, garments, glass, paper, plastics and metals to name..
Perhaps you were watching the latest news story about identity theft, glanced over at your pile of sensitive paperwork, and asked yourself where can I shred documents? Indeed securing your..
E-waste is short for the term electronic waste, a word to to describe any used piece of electronic equipment that we no longer need. Ewaste becomes a health hazard when..
These days technology is evolving faster than ever before and newer, improved, and updated electronic devices are being introduced to electronics consumers on a regular basis. While this is all..
There are over one thousand toxic materials found in common electronics. These range from solvents and flame retardants to other dangerous chemicals. These toxic materials can be found in anything..
Tackling the Issue of E-Waste in the UAE The United Arab Emirates is tackling one of the problems of our modern technologically advanced society head on – the disposal of..
The first electronic recycling collection event was held at the Monroe County Ecopark after the newly-introduced New York electronic recycling laws came into effect from January 2015. The organizing authorities..
There have been some doubts in the minds of the Illinois people regarding scaling down of the electronics recycling program across the state. In a related incident, Will County had..
The management of electronic waste is an important industry that is expected to grow considerably over the next decade. Recycling electronic devices recovers many of the valuable components within them,..
It’s estimated that 135 million phones are discarded every year in this country. Only about 11% are currently recycled. Currently some recycled phones may be resold, others may be disassembled..
Last week, Walmart released its 2012 Global Responsibility Report. The 2012 report covers sustainability issues for the retail chain during the fiscal year 2011, i.e., February 1, 2011 through January..
Photo Credit: Sessions.edu We all know that plastic bottles are bad for the environment, but if you do use them, you recycle them. Right? But what about the plastic bottle..
Photo Credit: 1800 Recycling The Olympic Track and Field trials in Eugene, Oregon drew in a large amount of foot traffic, with over 25,000 people a day spending most of..
Photo Credit: SmartDeco If you had a dorm or off-campus apartment in college like I did, you probably know how inconvenient it is to buy furniture. After all, you’re often..
Photo Credit: Treehugger Although there have been a number of city-level bans on plastic bags in the United States, Hawaii is the first state to pass a statewide law regarding..
Newer electronics are designed to be less toxic, longer-lasting, more energy efficient, and easier to recycle. This has contributed to major reductions in environmental impact. A green electronics rating system..
One of our readers recently asked us an excellent recycling question: Can I recycle paper that is sticky on the back, like address labels, sticky notes. If so, can I..
Photo Credit: Treehugger If House Bill 2260 passes in Hawaii, the state would become the first one to charge for disposable and plastic bags. The measure would attempt to discourage..
We generate a lot of trash. In 2010, Americans generated more than 250 tons of garbage. That’s a lot! Did you know that the cleaning services industry brings in more..
This guest post is contributed by Lillian Swift. Credit: Apple While new technology reduces paper waste significantly, there is great concern over e-waste. For the uninitiated, e-waste refers to discarded..
Happy Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it! In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some links for you! 5 Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day Singing Cards Bad for..
Last week, the Hershey Company announced that three of its manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania have achieved “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill” status as a result of Hershey’s efforts to enhance sustainability. Two of these..
Image Credit: istockphoto.com Anaheim has been named the top “Eco City” in Orange County, according to the Orange County Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The top three cities..
Photo Credit: CNet Green Tech People have turned e-waste into fish tanks, shoes, sculptures… but how about something a bit more practical? Chilean designer Rodrigo Alonso designed some interesting table..
Photo Credit: Earth911.com: Amanda_Wills Reusable shopping bags and water bottles are standard—but how much thought have you given to other reusable items? This list from Earth911 gives 10 single-use household..
Photo Credit: Treehugger In 2010, Japan recycled 77 percent of its plastic waste, making it one of the top plastic recyclers in the world. This is an improvement over 2006..
Photo Credit: Earth911.com: Amanda_Wills Do you use reusable bags? Now here’s the real question: How often do you wash your reusable bags? Umm… never? Did you know that 64 percent..
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Styrofoam is bad, don’t use it. Not only does Styrofoam, a brand of polystyrene, sit in landfills indefinitely, but it is..
A law went into effect on January 1st that prohibits private and public waste haulers and transporters in New York from collecting electronic waste unless it is destined to be..