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  • EU electronic retailers must take back old equipment without charge or sale

    Posted January 19, 2012 - 1:46 pm

    The European Parliament on Thursday approved plans to force large electronic retailers to take back old equipment.
  • How to get rid of old hardware responsibly

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 4:52 pm

    When your gear’s age or condition makes giving it away impossible, it’s time to send it to the recycling bin. There’s plenty of room for improvement, but recycling has become much easier than it used to be as companies recognize the problem of e-waste.
  • How CIOs can help curb e-waste

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    Many have seen it: that picture of a small child playing in a heap of discarded metal scraps and wires in a Third World country. Images such as these have raised awareness about a fact of life in the computer era that's tainting corporate brands and creating a huge environmental problem: electronic waste.
  • The Green IT movement has lost the plot

    Posted May 18, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    E-waste is a serious problem for IT, but energy seems to be getting all the attention. It's time to turn that around, one industry watcher says.
  • IT producers must manage e-waste, says Computer Aid

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    A report from Computer Aid International calls for IT manufacturers to take full responsibility for the environmental cost of their products.
  • California files charges against e-waste recycler's execs

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    California Attorney General Edmund Brown Jr. has filed criminal charges against the owner and two managers of a San Jose electronic waste recycling firm, accusing them of submitting US$1 million in fraudulent reimbursement claims for more than 2 million pounds of waste they never recycled.
  • US Congress hosts e-recycling day

    Posted May 28, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    The first electronic-waste recycling day for U.S. Congress staffers focuses on e-waste education.
  • E-waste recycling faces several challenges, critics say

    Posted April 30, 2008 - 4:08 pm

    Many discarded electronic devices in the U.S. wind up being dismantled overseas using crude and unsafe methods, partly because of a lack of markets for some electronic materials, e-waste experts told a congressional committee on Wednesday.
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