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Keyword: ewaste

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  • E-waste- A Major Pollution Issue

    09/06/2016 10:47:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/06/16 | Jack Dini
    E-waste recycling is a source of much needed income in many low to middle income countries Electronic product innovations satisfy many needs, including the desire of people to stay connected around the globe. As new products are continually introduced into the marketplace, consumers replace existing electronic products that are damaged or simply outdated. The resulting mass of electronic products discarded is becoming the fastest growing waste stream in the world leading to polluted environments. (1) Electronic waste (e-waste) which includes all types of electrical or electronic equipment is produced in staggering quantities, estimated globally to be 41.8 million tons in...
  • Marjie Lundstrom: Heard about the e-waste recycling deadline? (Didn't think so)

    02/09/2006 10:37:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 621+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/9/6 | Marjie Lundstrom
    In this month packed with holidays and special observances - Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, National Grapefruit Month, Thank A Mailman Day, Ronald Reagan's birthday - there is one you may have missed, a deadline that affects virtually everyone living in California. It arrived this week with little fanfare, which is puzzling, considering the scope of the deal. Beginning today, anyone with a used battery, fluorescent light tube, old cell phone - the list goes on and on - can no longer toss the thing into the trash, bound for the landfill. One stroll through a kid's bedroom or...
  • Activists Push to Recycle 'E-Waste'

    04/20/2005 10:02:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 441+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/20/05 | Rachel Konrad - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - When Earth Day dawned in 1970, optimistic environmentalists predicted emerging technologies would help reduce the nation's reliance on coal, oil, insecticides and other pollutants. But 35 years later, a big part of the problem appears to be technology itself. Tons of computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic gizmos that contain hazardous chemicals, or "e-waste," may be poisoning people and ground water. Activists say the nation's biggest environmental problem may be the smallest devices, and this week they're launching campaigns to increase awareness about recycling cell phones, music players, handheld gaming consoles and other electronics. Frequently, smaller portable...
  • CA: Group says 2003 historic year for pro-environment legislation

    03/25/2004 7:31:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/25/04 | Anna Oberthur - AP
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Legislature passed a record number of pro-environment laws in 2003, making important breakthroughs in the areas of clean air and e-waste, in spite of a continuing partisan split, according to a report released Thursday by an environmental group.</p>