22 Apr '11, 9am

Fight E-waste, Make Money this Earth Day

The program is not without its question marks. Responsible recycling of ewaste is incredibly difficult to track into today’s global marketplace. Ewaste dumps in Africa, and toxic ewaste separation camps in China highlight the need for more sustainable design in electronics. Most electronics recyclers are avoiding claims of safe, responsible, and ethical recycling as the EPA and other organizations continue to uncover and slap fines on companies disobeying hazardous waste exportation laws. Some consumer researchers also believe that by providing immediate solutions on the surface for disposing of resource-intensive products like electronics, we are further perpetuating our disengagement from the earth’s limits. Issues with solutions are rarely asked if they need to be issues in the first place, so in this case they question whether the electronics and upgrades were necessar...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/fight-ewaste-make-mon...

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