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Entries from January 2010

Apple and Google Tech War Equals A Deluge of E-Waste?

January 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Apple and Google Tech War Equals A Deluge of E-Waste?

With the introduction of the iPad last Wednesday, the Apple and Google tech war a deluge of e waste – a war that can result in an avalanche of e-waste. Last Wednesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the much anticipated tablet computer he calls the iPad. The 9.7-inch multitouch tablet is priced at $499 for […]

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How To Erase Data From Your Cell Phone Before Shipping It For Recycling

January 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on How To Erase Data From Your Cell Phone Before Shipping It For Recycling

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RecycleBank Reinvents Recycling

January 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

RecycleBank reinvents recycling, with their own version of the 3r’s of waste management: recycle, redeem, reward! The traditional waste management 3r’s mantra: reduce, reuse, recycle has just gotten a makeover of sorts – thanks to RecycleBank, an internationally-recognized company that has taken a new approach to recycling. RecycleBank’s spin on the 3r’s? Recycle, redeem, reward! […]

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100 Shipping Containers Recycled Into Student Housing in France

January 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Olgga Architects in France has come up with an innovative upcycling idea – 100 shipping containers recycled into student housing in France. I’ve seen shipping containers used as tourist accomodations in a wakeboarding facility in the Philippines, but this upcycling proposal, dubbed project Crou by Olgga Architects in France takes the prize in innovative recycling […]

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Optimus Prime Recycled

January 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Optimus Prime Recycled

Optimus Prime Recycled- A Taiwanese guy inspires sci-fi fans when he upcycled junk materials into 14-foot replica of Optimus Prime of The Transformers series For those familiar with the oddities at Ripley’s museum, life-sized action figures made from discarded materials isn’t exactly new. This 14-foot Optimus Prime statue created by a Taiwanese DIYer from recycled […]

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EPA Launches Video Competition To Promote Recycling

January 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on EPA Launches Video Competition To Promote Recycling

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a video competition “to raise awareness of the connection between the environment and the ‘stuff’ people use, consume, recycle, and throw away.” The competition, called “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice,” aims to promote awareness of recycling, composting, consumption and environmental footprint, and the three R’s – […]

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Donate Cell Phones and Rock The Earth

January 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Donate cell phones and Rock the Earth, a non-profit organization working for the environment, in cooperation with personalities, and groups from the music industry. In the United States today, over one billion obsolete or used cell phones are kept hidden in drawers and lockers long after the owners forgot about those old devices. Every year, […]

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What The iPhone 4G Might Look Like

January 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on What The iPhone 4G Might Look Like

Here are two interesting iPhone 4g concept designs by Gillaume Gillaume Moshi Guyader (iPhone 4G) and the RFR Designers from Rome (RFR iPhone Next). It’s been a while since Apple launched the iPhone 3G and Apple fans worldwide are growing restless in their wait for the next big thing that comes out of Apple. Ok, […]

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Tags: Cell Phone Technology

Handcrafted Green Computer By Design Hara

January 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Green computer design Hara promises to be environmentally-friendly as it caters to the tastes of those who disdain the mass-produced designs of today. The top-notch computer designers today all have come up with sleek modern designs to their PCs, laptops, and Macs. But few have designed computers that are both environmentally-friendly and cater to the […]

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Tags: Clean Technology

E-Waste Recycling Law Goes Into Effect in Oregon

January 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

A new e-waste recycling law Oregon on January 1, 2010 banning computers, laptops, CRT monitors, and TV sets from Oregon landfills. A new e-waste recycling law in Oregon which took effect January 1, 2010 now requires manufacturers of computer CPUs, laptops, computer monitors, and television sets to provide free recycling services for these used, broken, […]

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