News tagged with recycling

Electronic Waste Needs to Go Green

(PhysOrg.com) -- Americans love their consumer electronics, but what happens to all the gadgets when their useful life is over? Despite being one of the largest generators of "e-waste" in the world, the U.S. has no federal ...

Nov 10, 2009
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Increasingly, states push for e-waste recycling

(AP) -- Frustrated by inaction in Congress, a growing number of states are trying to reduce the rising tide of junked TVs, computers and other electronics that have become one of the nation's fastest-growing ...

Oct 01, 2009
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Tracking trash

(PhysOrg.com) -- What if we knew exactly where our trash was going and how much energy it took to make it disappear? Would it make us think twice about buying bottled water or "disposable" razors?

Jul 15, 2009
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Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment?

(PhysOrg.com) -- By now, nearly everyone knows that it is important to recycle. It helps the environment. Even my six-year-old knows that. But what if it doesn't? While it seems pretty straightforward, in ...

Jul 14, 2009 weblog
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Study outlines how to succeed with refillable packaging

Reusable and recyclable packaging are shooting up the news, public, and political agenda, and increasingly can offer a cutting edge to the growing number of environmentally-conscious consumers. But what makes a refillable ...

May 13, 2009
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Dell bans e-waste export to developing countries

(AP) -- PC maker Dell Inc. formally banned on Tuesday the export of broken computers, monitors and parts to developing countries amid complaints that lax enforcement of environmental and worker-safety regulations have allowed ...

May 12, 2009
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