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- Video: Ghana a Literal 'Digital Dumping Ground'
- Amanda Wills
A new video from PBS Frontline explores a small village in Ghana, which is the one of the world’s largest e-waste dumping grounds. Led by correspondent Peter Klein and a group of graduate students from the University of British Columbia, the expedition shows improperly disposed electronics, such as computers and televisions, with labels from the U.S. Along the banks of Korle Lagoon, one of the most polluted bodies of water on earth, 13-year-old Alex is the group’s guide as he shows his home… Read More
- Best Buy To Launch E-cycling at All Locations
- Jennifer Giacoppo
Best Buy Co., Inc. is set to bring its electronics recycling program to all of its 1,006 stores on Feb. 15. The program is the latest addition to the initiatives offered by Best Buy called "Greener Together," which provide ways to recycle, reuse or trade-in end-of-life (EOL) electronics. Previously, Best Buy's e-cycling had only been available at 117 test stores. A $10 recycling fee per unit will be charged for items with screens, such as televisions, laptop computers and monitors (recycling a… Read More
- Terracycle Recycles Odds, Ends at Popular Retailers
- Solar Power Conspiracy?
- Megan Winkler
I remember the first time I was exposed to a conspiracy theorist. I was in high school (I think) and my class was at The Sixth Floor Museum and Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Let me tell you, there is nothing quite like JFK to get a bunch of conspiracy theory wackos to come out of the woodwork, much like a cockroach harassing an office full of writers—not that I know what that’s like. Anytime I feel like a fill-in-the-blank conspiracy is being blamed for something—whether it’s a “right-wing… Read More
- Top 13 Recycling Searches of 2013
- Trey Granger
The results are in, and the most commonly searched material in Earth911's Recycling Directory during 2013 was . . . aluminum beverage cans. That's right, the material with one of the highest recycling rates in the US (54.5 percent according to the EPA) and the most valuable material you can recycle (accounting for 40 of recycling program's revenues, according to Alcoa) is also a material for which local recycling information is in highest demand. With more than 10 million searches perf… Read More