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    Drawing the connections between people's health and the environments in which we live, this book empowers health promoters, development workers, educators, activists, community leaders and ordinary people to take charge of their...
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    This study reports concentrations of brominated flame retardants in dust samples (n=25) and in indoor (n=5) and outdoor air (n=10) (using PUF disk passive air samplers) from 5 electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) storage facilities in...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    This ComEd web site provides tips for ComEd customers for reducing energy in residential and business settings. Includes a customized energy use analysis, energy-saving strategies and information on discounted energy-saving products. The...
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    Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited...
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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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    The Eco-Patent Commons is an initiative to create a collection of patents on technology that directly or indirectly protects the environment. The patents will be pledged by companies and other intellectual property rights holders and made...
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    Thousands of energy efficiency appliance rebates are available, including $300 million for state 'cash for appliances' programs. Find out about available cash rebates on new ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances. Find Rebates now by selecting...
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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 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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    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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    This portion of the Electronics Take Back Coalition web site includes a map of the U.S. noting which states have passed or are considering e-waste regulations. Links to the text of the laws and program web sites are provided. Also includes...
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    The ENERGY STAR Home Advisor can provide you with recommended home improvement projects to increase energy efficiency and comfort in the area where you live.
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    Compare your household's energy use to others around the country and get recommendations for improvement.
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    Enabling power management on your computer monitors can save your organization money while saving energy. Free software available from the U.S. EPA automatically puts your monitors to rest when not in use. Monitor power management will...
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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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    Energy Star has developed interactive home improvement tools to provide practical advice for home improvement and remodeling decisions. Homeowners can use this suite of tools to benchmark their energy use at home, receive customized...
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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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    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 Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to product stewardship, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert contacts...
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    Includes links to resources on many aspects of sustainable living. Also includes how-to videos and an online community.
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    Produced in partnership with nine organizations as a hands-on companion to Worldwatch's annual State of the World report, Good Stuff traces what goes into the production, use, and disposal of 25 common consumer items, including compact...
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    Google PowerMeter shows consumers their electricity consumption in a secure Google gadget. Google is currently testing the product with utility partners in the US, India and Canada.
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    Green IT has become one of the fastest-growing trends in IT today, across all sectors and levels of government. Examining the ways in which state CIOs can become involved in shaping and promoting green IT practices and policies, this brief...
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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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    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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    In its 18th edition, the Guide evaluates leading consumer electronics companies based on their commitment and progress in three environmental criteria: Energy and Climate, Greener Products, and Sustainable Operations.
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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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    The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The tool quickly computes a home's energy use on-line. Users can estimate how much...
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    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed this on-line consumer's guide that provides easy-to-understand information on the potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients contained 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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    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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    This on-line training (PowerPoint presentation) from the Ohio EPA provides an introduction to mercury issues for the general public and businesses. It is meant to provide an introduction to the various forms of mercury and their health...
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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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    LocalCooling is a free power management tool, from Uniblue Research Labs, that allows users to optimize their energy savings in minutes and as a result reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Use LocalCooling to automatically optimize your PC's...
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    Today, more than 40 percent of all homes in the United States contain at least one video game console. Recognizing that all that gaming could add up to serious demand for electricity, NRDC and Ecos Consulting performed the first ever...
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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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    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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    Links to fact sheets produced by the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Environmental Health. Topics covered include air pollution, asthma, biomonitoring, health studies, healthy places, lead poisoning, and vessel sanitation.
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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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    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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    Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) seeks to identify possible improvements to goods and services in the form of lower environmental impacts and reduced use of resources across all life cycle stages. This begins with raw material extraction and...
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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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    This tool measures the approximate payback period for advanced scheduling software, and gives IT an idea of how much energy and money can be saved by implementing a PC Power Saving Plan. It also illustrates the mass of C02 emissions...
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    PC power savings aren't well understood by many organizations, but are easy to achieve and result in reduced energy consumption, cost savings, and lessened environmental impact. Learn about the techniques for PC power saving and how to...
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    Due to concerns over rising energy prices and the effects of global climate change, interest in energy efficiency is increasing. Even for those that rely on the technical expertise of others to improve energy efficiency, it can be helpful...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    EPA's Health Research Program offers this Web site on the latest information on its research to protect public health. The program's science looks at such questions as why some people are more sensitive to pollution and how exposure to...
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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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    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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    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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