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  • The Weekly Hash - March 29, 2013

    Posted March 29, 2013 - 11:29 am

    Having some fun at the expense of this week’s top tech newsmakers, this week featuring astronauts having a quick rendezvous, a Google exec having a midlife crisis and one teenager having a very good week
  • Apple launches recycling scheme for iPhones, iPads, Macs and PCs in UK

    Posted January 15, 2012 - 8:24 am

    Apple has launched a recycling scheme that could help you make money from your old iPhone, iPad, Mac or even Windows PC.
  • 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.
  • Want to be a billionaire and a hero? Solve the final steps in the recycling chain

    Posted September 13, 2011 - 1:09 pm

    There's a huge opening for someone to get rich, developing a usable taxonomy of parts and materials so that products can be safely and profitably devolved. The way you do it is clear: Find a method to describe parts in such a way that they can be taken apart and recycled or safely disposed of. We need a taxonomy, a method to affix material markings, and a database access method that tells the devolvers how to make money.
  • For Sale: Used computer with secret NASA Space Shuttle data

    Posted December 8, 2010 - 10:58 am

    Forget WikiLeaks, tossing hard drives into publicly accessible dumpsters, selling old computers with no disk wipe is a much more efficient way to release secret information.
  • 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.
  • Saving money with old computer equipment

    Posted August 4, 2010 - 7:43 am

    Wait! Before you recycle those old computers, or otherwise dispose of them, why don't you turn them into savings for your organization.
  • Big IT shops get serious about asset disposal

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    IT departments that practice asset management are learning to master the art of retiring hardware at the right time. But making the decision to retire IT gear is just the beginning; tech managers also need to figure out what to do with the systems that are past their prime.
  • Recycle Your Gear to Help Combat Global E-Waste

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 3:36 pm

    The United Nations on Tuesday issued a report on the urgent need for developing countries to prepare for the proper disposal of electronic waste. Developing countries like China and India, as well as Africa and parts of Latin America are about to see an enormous spike in the sales of electronic gadgets in the next ten years. But many developing countries lack the facilities to deal with electronic waste, meaning there is a potential of "hazardous e-waste mountains with serious consequences for the environment and public health," according to the UN.
  • Panasonic aims laser at TV recycling

    Posted July 2, 2009 - 10:21 am

    Panasonic has a new weapon in its recycling arsenal for dealing with cathode ray tubes from old televisions: a powerful laser that can quickly weaken the thick glass and enable a three-fold increase in processing speed.
  • Dell and HP take knocks in India over recycling programs

    Posted July 2, 2009 - 10:09 am

    Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) were criticized by Greenpeace for not implementing their product recycling services properly in India.
  • How to Recycle Empty Ink Cartridges

    Posted June 19, 2009 - 11:58 am

    Each year, millions of empty toner and inkjet cartridges are thrown into the trash, ending up in our planet's landfills or incinerators. Recycling these empty cartridges is easy, profitable and environmentally beneficial. It helps reduce solid waste, conserves raw materials and the energy needed to produce a new product.
  • 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.
  • IT Recycling Pitfalls

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 11:32 am

    A few simple steps can keep an IT green policy from turning into your own ecological disaster.
  • Recycle your tech gear: It's easier than you think

    Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:04 am

    There are a lot of places online that can make it easier to sell, recycle or give away old monitors, computers and phones.
  • Sprint greens IT, reduces carbon emissions and operating costs

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 8:13 pm

    IT innovations save $20 million in operating costs and reduce carbon emissions by 10,450 metric tons
  • Apply lean methods to green your IT operation

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 4:59 pm

    Many of the changes needed to "green" our IT departments aren't new. Nearly all of the required changes are those we would make by following the quality-control concept of "lean" systems. Lean seeks to eliminate work within a process that doesn't add value. Green looks for waste in a process that impacts the environment. Often, they require the same changes.
  • Things to do with an old computer

    Posted April 10, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Here's an interesting step-by-step from Instructables on how to use your old computer ... Just in time for Earth day!
  • Staples Offers $50 for Old Printers

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 8:12 pm

    Earth Day is coming soon, and Staples has a promotional deal that's bound to appeal to our green side-in more ways than one.
  • D-Link Institutes D-Link Green

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:32 am

    D-Link has instituted a program to which all of its Green solutions must comply before being labeled D-Link Green.
  • Sharp, Toshiba and Panasonic launch US recycling network

    Posted January 18, 2009 - 9:21 pm

    Sharp, Toshiba and Panasonic have launched a joint nationwide recycling program that allows US consumers to return end-of-life gadgets at no-cost for recycling.
  • Fighting e-waste one cell phone at a time

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 11:01 am

    ReCellular, a self-described "electronics-sustainability" firm based in Dexter, Mich., has spent the past two decades working with the CTIA to become a major recycler and reseller of mobile handsets and accessories. In this interview, ReCellular Vice President Mike Newman talks about how his company is helping to reduce e-waste, as well as how enterprises can benefit from donating their mobile devices for reuse and recycling.
  • Groups to launch e-waste certification program

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 4:41 pm

    Two environmental groups plan to launch an e-waste recycling certification program.
  • Audit: US exporting harmful e-waste to other countries

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 2:00 pm

    The U.S. is shipping used electronic devices containing toxic substances overseas, with little regulation and enforcement to protect people and the environment in those countries, according to a government auditor's report.
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