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    This report describes the results of an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) into the health, safety, and environmental compliance practices of Federal Prison Industries' (FPI) electronic waste (ewaste) recycling...
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    Active@ KillDisk - Hard Drive Eraser is powerful and compact software that allows you to destroy all data on hard and floppy drives completely, excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders. It's a hard drive...
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    This act creates a mandatory recycling program for discarded computers and televisions. Starting January 1, 2009, manufacturers must participate in a program to implement and finance the collection, transportation, and recycling of these...
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    The bill bans TVs, CRTs, computers, laptops monitors, fax machines, cell phones, PDAs, game consoles, and CD/DVD players from landfill disposal. The bill started taking affect on Jan. 1, 2008.
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    Too often when people think of recycling, they rush straight to smashing things into bits for parts. We believe that reuse should always come first. If your GPS unit still works, why not keep it in circulation AND get paid for it? If...
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    This bill would enact the Cell Phone Recycling Act of 2004 and would make it unlawful to sell, on and after July 1, 2006, a cell phone in this state to a consumer, as defined, unless the retailer of that cell phone complies with the act.
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    Disposal ban for electronics, which includes batteries CRTs, TVs, computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones, computer peripherals, and printers. The law has been effective since 2002 and has been updated in 2006.
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    The Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 makes it unlawful to sell, on or after July 1, 2004, a covered electronic device, as defined, in this state to a consumer, as defined, unless the California Integrated Waste Management Board...
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    Call2Recycle helps promote environmentally responsible communities, businesses, and retailers through its free battery and cell phone recycling program. These groups collect used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones, and ship them to...
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    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are increasingly being used in electronics products. CNTs have unique chemical and nanotoxicological properties, which are potentially dangerous to public health and the environment. This report presents the most...
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    Brochure targeted at businesses that are planning to recycle outdated equipment, including electronics. Provides a standard set of questions to ask before sending materials to be recycled. [PDF, 2 p.]
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    Computer Aid International is a UK registered charity that aims to reduce poverty through practical ICT solutions. Computer Aid provides only the highest quality, professionally refurbished computers for reuse in education, health and...
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    CFY's approach is focused and comprehensive. To improve children's learning environment at home, all of CFY's programs are designed to accomplish one of three goals: Enhance the educational resources available in children's homes, Improve...
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    In July of 2007, the State of Connecticut adopted a new law concerning the recycling of household electronics. Codified at sections 22a-629 through 22a-640 of the Connecticut General Statutes, this law enables Connecticut to manage an...
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    This paper deals with the impact of environmental and ethical considerations on consumer buying behaviour, and is based on the survey responses of 766 members of the Guardian News and Media consumer Brand Aid Panel. Respondents...
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    The emerging category of "green" electronics has captured consumers' attention in the past year. They are beginning to understand the various environmental and health impacts of the plethora of devices they interact with on a daily basis,...
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    Includes information on e-waste and a searchable directory of electronics recycling centers in the U.S.
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    Electronics waste is growing exponentially. Televisions are used on average for less than two years. For computers, it's three. Recycling, or "E-cycling," these and other electronic items is critical for preserving landfill space and for...
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    EPEAT is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and...
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    This fact sheet provides brief definitions for terms associated with e-waste issues, including terms related to regulations, electronic device components, management and tracking of e-waste, health effects, and environmental impacts. In...
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    Public Act 95-0959 became the law of the State of Illinois in September 2008. The law establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing computers, monitors, televisions, and printers discarded from residences by requiring...
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    This online primer provides background information on pollution prevention information related to electronic waste and references to essential pollution prevention resources. This primer is intended for technical assistance providers,...
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    Low recycling rates for used televisions, computers, and other electronics result in the loss of valuable resources, and electronic waste exports risk harming human health and the environment in countries that lack safe recycling and...
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    The Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator is intended to assist institutional purchasers, including Federal Electronic Challenge (FEC) program participants, in quantifying the benefits of environmentally sound management of...
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    The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. Its goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics...
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    EPA has been helping to improve the management of used and end-of-life (EOL) electronics for over a decade. EPA promotes the reuse and recycling of used and EOL electronics through various programs, including Plug-In To eCycling and the...
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    ENERGY STAR labeled cordless telephones, answering machines, and combination units save energy and reduce pollution related to energy generation. This web site includes a list of qualifying products, manufacturers who make these products,...
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    Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is currently supported under Windows XP...
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    The Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC) conducted surveys of consumers in states where the state agency expressed an interest and was able to fund a survey. In addition, ERCC received contributions and surveyed an...
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    Written by Diana Ceballos, Lilia Chen, Elena Page, Alan Echt, Aalok Oza, and Jessica Ramsey, this NIOSH report (Report No. 2012-0100-3217) describes assessment of an electronic scrap recycling facility in March, July, and November 2012 and...
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    The average New Zealand household has two or more television sets and more than one computer, representing a total of over seven million electronic devices.1 Their eventual disposal represents a potential toxic threat to our environment....
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    The following is a list and brief overview of the major e-waste recycling legislation that has been passed in other states.
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    A list and brief overview of the major e-waste recycling legislation that has been passed in other states (besides California). Includes links to text of legislation.
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    This portion of the Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship & Compliance Assistance Center (FedCenter) web site provides resources related to the electronics stewardship program area. This program area addresses the life-cycle...
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    This report update describes which of the 10 Recommendations from the "Final Report of the Governor's Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal" either complete, in progress, or work remains to be done.
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    Written by Jinglei Yu, Eric Williams, Meiting Ju and Yan Yang. Electronic waste (e-waste) has emerged as a new policy priority around the world. Motivations to address e-waste include rapidly growing waste streams, concern over the...
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    Senate Study Committee on Green Information Technology to study Georgia’s ewaste and make recommendations; by Dec. 15, 2009
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    The Consumer Goods Forum, a global trade organization that includes both brands and retailers, has unveiled its Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability. The aim of the protocol, formulated with support from the packaging industry, is...
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    This portion of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to electronic waste management, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert...
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    This portion of the GLRPPR web site provides links to documents, web sites, events, funding opportunities, expert contacts, and archived GLRPPR Help Desk questions and answers related to recycling and waste exchange. Various subsections...
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    This portion of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to sustainable product design, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert...
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    GreenUsesForWaste was formed to offer a unique reference point on environmentally friendly ways to re-use all your waste. Although the focus is the U.K., there are a lot of excellent tips on reusing items you might otherwise throw away....
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    Articles on greener computing available on the GreenBiz website.
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    Greening Schools is a joint project of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC). This program is designed to assist schools with improving physical environmental conditions,...
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    Geared toward federal government purchasers but applicable to the private sector as well, this environmentally preferable purchasing guide provides reasons for "greening" your copier purchases, tips on how to do so, some alternatives to...
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    The mass media and the Internet are full of stories about used computers being sold with hard disk drives containing confidential data -- banking account information, credit card numbers, social security data, human resource, accounting...
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    The Hawaii Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Law requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices (CEDs) and televisions to operate recycling programs. Covered electronics include computers, printers, monitors and...
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    ECO-CELL is the premiere cell phone recycling program for environmentally-minded fundraisers. We're passionate about providing our partners an easy to use, profitable, and environmentally sound cell phone recycling program.
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    Illinoia e-waste legislation that requires manufacturers to establish facilities to accept e-waste from consumers. The law is on a rolling basis and over the next few years the recycling requirements will kick in and by 2012, disposal of...
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    Public Act 95-0959 became the law of the State of Illinois in September 2008. The law establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing computers, monitors, televisions, and printers discarded from residences by requiring...
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    EPA's Implementation Study of the Responsible Recycling ("R2") Standard for Electronics Recyclers and the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment ("e-Stewards") recycling standards fulfills a key...
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    The signing of H.B. 1589 makes Indiana the 19th state in the country to implement electronics waste regulations in the absence of a federal standard. The Indiana e-waste law forces manufacturers to take responsibility for the collection...
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    Indiana law signed 5/13/09. Manufacturers of video display devices, such as TVs, computer monitors and laptops, must recycle 60 percent by weight of their sales of those products. They are required to register with the state by April 2010...
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    Begun more than 25 years ago, the Design for Recycling Award is ISRI's highest award that is given annually to the most outstanding contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. It recognizes the proactive steps made by...
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    Kramden Institute, Inc., is a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit charitable institution whose mission is to empower hardworking, less-advantaged students by giving them home computers, allowing them to bridge the digital divide and advance their...
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    Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product's complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. It offers a "cradle to grave" look at a product or process, considering environmental...
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    Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product's complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. It offers a "cradle to grave" look at a product or process, considering environmental...
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    Welcome to the IDC Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Calculator that provides a simple way to assess the environmental impact of a product by calculating its energy input and carbon output from cradle to grave. The LCA Calculator developed by...
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    Electronic waste (e-waste) is a term that is used loosely to refer to obsolete, broken, or irreparable electronic devices like televisions, computer central processing units (CPUs), computer monitors (flat screen and cathode ray tubes),...
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    The law requires certain electronic manufacturers** to register with the Maryland Department of the Environment and pay a registration fee if they intend to sell covered electronic devices in Maryland on or after January 1,...
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    Text of Michigan e-waste legislation, effective December 29, 2008.
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    Summary of House Bills 6714-6715 and Senate Bills 896-897 as reported by house committee, 12/3/08. "In general, this package of bill would add a new Part 173 (Electronics) to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to...
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    This fact sheet discusses how businesses should manage unusable, outdated, and waste electronic equipment. Contacts for more information are also included. (PDF format; Length: 5 pages)
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    This is the text of the bill recently passed in Minnesota which requires electronics manufacturers to pay for collection and recycling of electronic waste from households. The bill requires each manufacturer that sells TVs, computer...
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    This press release from the Computer TakeBack Campaign describes producer responsibility legislation passed in Minnesota in 2007 which requires electronics manufacturers to pay for collection and recycling of electronic waste from...
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    This is a searchable directory of recycled-content products made in Minnesota. The directory may be searched by manufacturer, distributor, feedstock, or category/subcategory. Categories include: absorbents, agriculture, bags, chemicals,...
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    This producer responsibility legislation signed in 2008 requires manufacturers of covered devices under the state's program to pay an annual registration fee and set up recycling programs. For covered electronic devices, recycling goals...
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    The National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative (NEPSI) was created to bring stakeholders together to develop solutions to the issue of electronic products management. NEPSI's main goal was the development of a system, including a...
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    From computers and cell phones, to portable communication and music devices -- the United States of America is, and will continue to be, a global leader in designing and developing new and improved electronic technologies. These...
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    This producer responsibility legislation signed in 2008 requires manufacturers of covered devices under the state's program to pay an annual registration fee and set up recycling programs. For covered electronic devices, recycling goals...
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    At NextWorth we'll help you sell, upgrade and/or recycle your used gadget or video game the easiest, safest and fastest way possible. We have been helping consumers trade-in and upgrade their iPods, iPhones and other electronic gadgets...
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    AN ACT TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING MANAGEMENT OF DISCARDED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR MANAGEMENT OF DISCARDED TELEVISIONS, TO DELAY THE EFFECTIVE DATE UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2010, AND TO MAKE OTHER CONFORMING AND...
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    Signed into law in August 2007, this measure requires covered device's manufacturers to pay for the transportation and recycling costs for covered devices from collection sites.
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    The "Tech Recycling Service" is available at all of Office Depot's 1,100-plus retail store locations in North America. The Office Depot program, which was piloted in 2006 in approximately 100 stores in the U.S., has already resulted in the...
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    The bill requires computer manufacturers doing business in Oklahoma to provide the Department of Environmental Quality proof of a computer recovery or recycling program, such as a mail-back system, collection events, or contracts with...
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    Establishes statewide system administered by Department of Environmental Quality for collection, transportation and recycling of certain electronic devices. Requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices to register for...
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    This Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consumer pollution prevention factsheet lists several tips for preventing pollution in your everyday household life. The tips address energy efficiency, water use, packaging, paper use,...
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    EPA and its partners launched the P3 Award in 2003 to promote innovative thinking for moving the world toward sustainability. Through this national student design competition, college students gain new skills and knowledge as they...
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    The author of "Junkyard Planet: Inside the multi-billion dollar trade in American trash" will offer his insights into the global nature of recycling.
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    The Purple Elephant Computer Factory for KIDS! is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that is focused on computer reuse. We accept donated computers, refurbish them, install a new Windows XP image with additional software, and make them available to ALL...
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    This analysis provides insights on the quantities of used electronics generated and collected in the United States, and exported from the United States. To summarize, the key findings from this report include: -- The methodology used to...
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    The R2:2013 Standard is the latest version of R2, the electronics recycling industry's leading certification. Each provision of the R2 Standard is designed to help ensure the quality, transparency, and environmental and social...
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    Rare earth elements (REEs) are a group of 17 metallic elements mined in ores containing low quantities of REEs. They have particular properties essential to many industries. REEs are key components of clean energy and high-tech growth...
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    This SEI blog post, written by Joy Scrogum, highlights sustainable electronics news, including a NIOSH report on occupational health and safety risks for electronics recyclers in the US; the ties between e-waste exports, counterfeit...
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    RBRC is dedicated to keeping cell phones and rechargeable batteries out of our nation's solid waste stream and preserving natural resources. The RBRC web site describes Call2Recycle, a program to help people recycle old cell phones and...
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    Here are five ways you can recycle your old gadgets, with providers that explicitly state that their recycling programs ensure that the hazardous materials from your stuff won't end up in landfills at home or abroad.
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    When recycling CRTs and electronic discards, it is important to choose a reputable recycling market or recycling vendor. Make sure that the company recycling the equipment emphasizes environmentally sound procedures and that it will...
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    Issued at a meeting of Basel Convention and other world chemical authorities prior to UNEP's Governing Council meeting in Bali, Indonesia, this report used data from 11 representative developing countries to estimate current and future...
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    Purchasing decisions made by companies for electronic office equipment, such as computers, printers, and fax machines, are often not made with the equipment end-of-life disposition in mind. Purchasing agents develop technical...
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    Establish a manufacturer financed system for the collection, recycling, and reuse program for covered products in Rhode Island. Manufacturers will be able to either create their own collection system or pay into the state Resource Recovery...
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    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 60 TO TITLE 48 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA MANUFACTURER RESPONSIBILITY AND CONSUMER CONVENIENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT COLLECTION AND RECOVERY...
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    Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world's largest office products company, has announced that it now makes it easy to recycle used computers and other office technology at any Staples store nationwide, becoming the first national retailer...
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    The State Electronics Challenge (SEC) is a voluntary program that encourages state, regional, and local governments, including schools and other public entities, to: purchase greener electronic products; reduce the impacts of electronic...
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    Stewardship Ontario is a private, not-for-profit organization that develops, funds and operates Ontario's recycling programs for printed paper and packaging (Blue Box) and household hazardous and special waste (Orange Drop). They collect...
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    Amid all the headlines about technological marvels and high-tech business icons, far less attention has been paid to the huge volumes of waste generated by skyrocketing sales and rapid turnover in high-tech electronics. In contrast to...
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    This measure was signed into Texas State law June 2007. Manufacturers of electronic devices are required to pay for collection, transportation and recycling of covered devices and can set up their own recycling take back program.
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    GreenReportCard.org is the first interactive website to provide in-depth sustainability profiles for hundreds of colleges in all 50 U.S. states and in Canada. Information is based on extensive research conducted for the College...
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    A new report from the Basel Action Network calling out an electronic waste recycler for misleading practices highlights how complicated and potentially risky the e-waste collection issue can be for companies and other groups. Article by...
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    This report (PDF) takes a look at the main issues and players involved in greenwashing, giving an overview of the many types of greenwashing, how it's committed and how to avoid it. The graphic-rich document includes real world examples of...
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    This poster depicts the life cycle of a CD or DVD from obtaining raw materials through manufacture, packaging, distribution, useful life, and disposal. It explains the importance of life cycle management and encourages reuse and...
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    This poster shows the life cycle of a cell phone from obtaining raw materials through manufacture, packaging, distribution, useful life, and disposal. It explains the importance of life cycle management and encourages reuse and recycling....
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    he Legislature finds that the establishment of a system to provide for the collection and recycling of electronic devices in this State is consistent with its duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, enhance and...
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    Trash | Track is an investigation into understanding the 'removal-chain' in urban areas. TrashTrack uses hundreds of small, smart, location aware tags, which are attached to different types of trash so that these items can be followed...
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    The EPA launched this Web site on stewardship programs to help business, government and private citizens make choices on sustainable environmental initiatives. The Web site lets users find EPA partnership programs, such as the Energy Star...
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    Includes a comparison of e-waste laws by state, with links to state environmental departments, passed and proposed bills, dates of bill passing and date of enactment, as well as a description of which electronics are covered under each...
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    Today, our firm based in Dexter, Michigan is the world's largest recycler and reseller of used cellular phones and accessories. ReCellular partnered with the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association's (CTIA) Wireless Foundation...
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    USEPA website for information on electronics donation and recycling.
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    Vermont electronics recycling law.
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    Signed on March 11, 2008, this producer responsibility bill requires manufacturers to set up a collection system for consumers to return computer equipment for recycling and reuse free of charge.
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    Gifts In Kind International is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to link donor resources to enhance, empower, and restore communities and people in need. We are one of the country's largest charities. Last year, we distributed...
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    The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted in Basel, Switzerland on 22 March 1989. The Convention was initiated in response to numerous international scandals regarding...
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    Links to electronics recycling centers and programs throughout the United States.
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    Well, now that the switch to digital television has taken place, the question arises: What, besides use it for a doorstop, does one do with the old, faithful analog television if one didn't buy a converter box for it, or simply decided to...
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    It seems like every time you turn around a new and better smartphone or HDTV set goes on sale. That's great for consumers who are eager to upgrade to the latest gadgets but it's maybe not so good for the environment. The bad news is 60% of...
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    CTIA - The Wireless Association and its member companies are committed to the goal of sustainable development and the environmentally sound management of end-of-life wireless products. CTIA's members that manufacture mobile devices are...
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    Statutes relating to: the sale, disposal, collection, and recycling of electronic devices, granting rule?making authority, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.
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