The issues of eWaste is one we take seriously since we give you environmental information you receive on electronics and computers so when there’s information about being greener with your electronics, buying them less, or recycling them we want you to have it! Check out this infographic from EPEAT®, an organization that rates electronics based on 23 required criteria to qualify for their certification and can meet up to 28 additional optional criteria to achieve higher ratings. Continue reading
So I got this email from a reader, and I even replied to it but the email kept bouncing back to me. I’m sure plenty of you have the same question, so here’s the email and my answer. Continue reading
In 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food and 5 More New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food I outlined some resolutions you could make (or goals you could set) to usher in 2012. In 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make To Change Your Life I wrote about resolutions to help you change your life…and maybe the world. Now, here’s 5 more. No more help from Family Guy though, cause let’s face it- how much longer does that show have to live? We’ll go back to the Simpsons, a show that has already kind of lived forever. Continue reading
The Story of Electronics explores the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling shops in China where many end up. The film concludes with a call for a green ‘race to the top’ where designers compete to make long-lasting, toxic-free products that are fully and easily recyclable.
Online retail giant Amazon recently launched a new new program that will let you trade in your old electronics in exchange for an Amazon credit– but wait, there’s a bit of a catch. Continue reading