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E-Waste

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E-waste = Electronic waste, aka discarded electrical or electronic devices

Recommended Listening
Can we break our bond to devices we don’t use?
Related: Letting go of gadgetsDayna Simpson

Headlines
Recycling electronics: What to do with your old laptops, phones, cameras and batteries – CNET
The dark side of electronic waste
Why Apple and other tech companies are fighting to keep devices hard to repair
e-waste: What happens to discarded televisions, computers and mobile phones?
The Future of Electronics: Biodegradable and Eco-Friendly Technology

Elsewhere on the Web
Planet Ark e-recycling page
Choice list of recycling options
unesco-ci.org
Balkan E-Waste

Recycling – Australia Talks (ABC Radio National) – What’s emerging as an increasing problem is e-waste. Each year, Australians buy more than 2.4 million personal computers and more than a million televisions. Add to that the fact that there are more mobile phones in this country than there are people and you get an idea of the size of the problem. So how do we deal with our increasing waste stream and whatever happened to the first two Rs in the three step campaign: reduce, reuse and recycle?

Digital Eskimo announces that a decision on a desperately needed national e-waste disposal scheme is going to be announced in November by the Environment Protection and Heritage Council. Peter Garrett and the six state environment ministers agreed earlier in the year to establish a Federal e-waste collection scheme which will make it simple and cheap to dispose of electronic waste (the press release from Garrett’s site).

E-waste in Africa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_waste
Canberra, Australia
Free e-waste recycling for ACT
Burkina Faso
http://www.boat-mag.com/digital-dumping-ground

Cape Town, South Africa
http://www.capetowngreenmap.co.za/blog/e-waste-collection-day-saturday
Mexico: Televisions
Clic en http://www.gob.mx/depositatutele y ubica tu centro de acopio.

http://e-stewards.org/find-a-recycler

Las Vegas, USA
http://nevadarecycles.gov/main/e-wast.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/11/e-waste-recycling-las-vegas-us-micro-electronics_n_1200527.html
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/20646261/living-green-e-waste-increasing-with-technologys-rise
http://www.8newsnow.com/link/529675/super-saturday-recycle
http://sustainablebusinessforum.com/lilemarr/77091/consumer-electronics-show-enough-momentum-sustainability

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