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EPA Announces New Cell-phone Recycling Program

EPA Announces New Cell-phone Recycling Program

The Consumer Electronics Show is all about the sizzle of shiny and new, but what happens to your old gadgets when you are ready for an upgrade? This week, the EPA announced an easy cellphone

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TAKEBACK MY TV: Think Before You Recycle

TAKEBACK MY TV: Think Before You Recycle

© Basel Action Network 2006 The tale of what happens to your old, forgotten television sets is sad, shocking, and may even turn you off from the very idea of recycling your gadgets. So

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Nokia phone recycling program launches in NYC!

Nokia phone recycling program launches in NYC!

November 15th is America Recycles Day! Time for New Yorkers to celebrate by finding a home for that used cellphone collection you're storing somewhere. Nokia recently announced a recycling

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Coffee Makers

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Coffee Makers

Overall, coffee machines and espresso makers are not the greatest energy drains on our monthly electric bill, so the green options are more subtle and complex than choosing a washer/dryer or

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Dishwashers

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Dishwashers

The dishwasher is a modern convenience that saves us hours of cleaning and drying time, not to mention pruny dishpan hands. But is the dishwasher an extravagance in our eco-conscious age? You

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Washers and Dryers

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Washers and Dryers

We’ve enjoyed covering the surging interest in eco-fashion at Inhabitat – particularly new designers experimenting with bio-based materials and organic sources, produced with green and

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GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Refrigerators

GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Refrigerators

This summer with our new special series we'll be investigating four different home appliances to learn about efficient energy use, green design, and eco-friendly choices. First stop on our green

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THE NEW GREENER APPLE iMAC

THE NEW GREENER APPLE iMAC

Apple just launched their newest line of desktop iMacs – slim, graceful, and made from glass and aluminum. "Aluminum is durable and lightweight; recyclers love it," said Steve Jobs. "Glass is

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CALL FOR ENTRIES! Greenpeace Surveying Green Electronics

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Greenpeace Surveying Green Electronics

Greenpeace is conducting a market survey of the most environmentally friendly consumer electronic products currently on the market. After several “green electronics guide” reports that rated

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SWIFFER SUSTAINABILITY: The swiffer designer speaks up

SWIFFER SUSTAINABILITY: The swiffer designer speaks up

Our story "Greenwash Your Floors with the Swiffer" launched an interesting debate on our site about greenwashing and eco design . A commenter named Kim called on us to move beyond criticism and

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HP LAUNCHES NEW GREEN DESKTOP PC: the RP5700

HP LAUNCHES NEW GREEN DESKTOP PC: the RP5700

This week, HP announced the greenest computer ever – the RP5700, and was awarded the first “gold” rating by EPEAT. How does HP make it to gold? First, by redesigning for end of life –

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A GREENER APPLE: Steve Jobs Steps Up

A GREENER APPLE: Steve Jobs Steps Up

In a reversal of Apple's long-held lipped and secretive stance, yesterday Steve Jobs announced the company's environmental policies. Responding to the Greenpeace campaign for a greener Apple,

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GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

Take a poll on any city street, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't admire Apple's clean, innovative product design. In the past 5 years, with the success of the iPod and

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WHICH TECH BRAND IS THE GREENEST? Greenpeace Reports

WHICH TECH BRAND IS THE GREENEST? Greenpeace Reports

Greenpeace Lauds Lenovo, Attacks Apple With their newest Green Electronics Guide Greenpeace has just released their latest rankings on the “greenness” of various electronics

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WALMART LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COMPETITION

WALMART LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COMPETITION

How Green is that Laptop? Ask Walmart. Walmart knows its own power. Following the release of a packaging sustainability scorecard last year, Walmart has followed up with a call to the

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ASK INHABITAT: Which gadgets are the greenest?

ASK INHABITAT: Which gadgets are the greenest?

Our first week's ASK INHABITAT focuses on green electronics -- and to deal with this often complex subject matter we've brought in Jennifer Van Der Meer, product designer, research consultant,

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