e-waste

ASK A TECH GEEK: How Can I Recycle Old Cables & Chargers?

ASK A TECH GEEK: How Can I Recycle Old Cables & Chargers?

Each week renowned gadget expert Peter Rojas from gadget Q&A site GDGT.com answers your questions about green technology in our Ask A Tech Geek Series. Read on for this week's installment and submit your

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Broken Blender Rewired Into a Bright Retro Lamp

Broken Blender Rewired Into a Bright Retro Lamp

The improper disposal of e-waste can be a serious detriment to the environment and the health of humans. So instead of trashing this broken blender, Minda Merinsky transformed it into a brand new lamp

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New Automated Technology Makes E-Waste Recycling More Efficient

New Automated Technology Makes E-Waste Recycling More Efficient

A new recycling plant recently opened by Sims Recycling Solutions just outside of Toronto is using a new automated technology to better separate and recycle the parts of old electronics.

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New Yorkers, Recycle Your Gadgets at LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collections

New Yorkers, Recycle Your Gadgets at LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collections

Electronics are complicated to recycle, but there are dozens of resources out there that simplify the process for you. Throughout January, the Lower East Side Ecology Center will be collecting used or

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Amazing Futuristic Styrofoam Art Made from Found Packaging

Amazing Futuristic Styrofoam Art Made from Found Packaging

Rogenes uses all different shapes and sizes of polystyrene packing material to build his creations which range from smaller pieces to giant, death-ray like ones. He also uses light to really play up the

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Annie Leonard’s Story of Electronics is an E-Waste Eye Opener

Annie Leonard’s Story of Electronics is an E-Waste Eye Opener

We try to shed our own light on the issues surrounding e-waste recycling but we have to hand it to Annie Leonard, whose new video, The Story of Electronics, hits the problem right on the nose. From the

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Inspiring Green Technology, Innovations With the Power to Heal

Inspiring Green Technology, Innovations With the Power to Heal

Just over the last few decades technology has completed altered our daily existence. From personal gadgetry, to our understanding of what exists beyond our very own planet, technological advancements have

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Inspiring Green Technology That Has the Power to Heal

Inspiring Green Technology That Has the Power to Heal

This article is underwritten by Veer.com. One can’t deny the ever-increasing role that technology plays in our lives. While some people are averse to the spread of technology, many of us recognize

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Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

HEY NEW YORKERS! Go green this weekend with Inhabitat, The Lower East Side Ecology Center, and the Hester Street Fair! If you’ve been trying to go green and clean out your closets of old clothes and

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Recycle Your Waste at the Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Recycle Your Waste at the Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

One of the latest and greatest additions to the NYC community market scene has been the Hester Street Fair, opening up just this past May. If you haven’t already had a chance to check out this awesome

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Recycle Your E-Waste at NYC’s Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Recycle Your E-Waste at NYC’s Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Hey New York Readers!If you live in New York City, we hope that you've made it down to the new Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side. The awesome flea-market/street fair opened in May, bringing

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Electronics Recycling 101: Tips to Repurpose Old Electronics

Electronics Recycling 101: Tips to Repurpose Old Electronics

Most folks think that when electronics break or become outdated, the only option is to toss them in the trash or recycle them. But on the contrary, there are a number of ways to transform dysfunctional

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Electronics Recycling 101: The Problem With E-Waste

Electronics Recycling 101: The Problem With E-Waste

America's love affair with consumer electronics will likely rage on for years to come. With a constant stream of iPads, e-readers and smart phones hitting the market, it's hard not to get sucked into

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How to Green Your Spring Cleaning with Technology

How to Green Your Spring Cleaning with Technology

It's that time of year again! Spring is the perfect time to brush away the dustbunnies, thrust open the windows and refresh your whole house. But as you may know, the tools and cleansers available to help

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Creative and Greener Ways to Get Rid of Old Electronics

Creative and Greener Ways to Get Rid of Old Electronics

Wait! Before you go to toss your old computer, cell phone, or other electronics out, take a look at our tips on how to discard of them in a way that has the least environmental impact. E-waste is a huge

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Discarded Electronics Are Poisoning African Children!

Discarded Electronics Are Poisoning African Children!

If you've ever wondered where that computer, refrigerator or TV you threw away ended up, you may not like the answer. A recent expose on ABC.com reveals the dirty secret behind electronic wastes: many

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The Recycled Cardboard Computer Case Eliminates E-Waste

The Recycled Cardboard Computer Case Eliminates E-Waste

One of our favorite entries from this year's Greener Gadgets Design Competition is Francesco Biasci's Cardboard Computer Case, which aims to ameliorate the perpetual problem of consumer e-waste. Built

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The Biodegradable Grass Cell Phone

The Biodegradable Grass Cell Phone

Hay may be for horses, but it makes a pretty great mobile phone material as well. Appearing for all the world like a brick of sod outfitted with a keypad, Je-Hyun Kim's Natural Year Phone concept

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Enviro-Couture Exhibit: Haute Trash Wearable Sculpture

Enviro-Couture Exhibit: Haute Trash Wearable Sculpture

We are always on the lookout for newsy eco tidbits for our readers – the trashier the better in a lot of cases. But when we recently received this fun tip about couture created from waste bin refuse

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Promising New Service Tackles e-waste in Mumbai

Promising New Service Tackles e-waste in Mumbai

Half a million tons of e-waste is generated annually in India and is a serious threat to people’s health and the environment. The flourishing Indian IT sector contributes a large part of it. The

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LINC Lifestyle Phone Takes E-waste Out of the Equation

LINC Lifestyle Phone Takes E-waste Out of the Equation

If all of the ideas and concepts that were highlighted at the Greener Gadgets Conference were rolled into one product it would look and operate like the LINC Lifestyle Concept Phone from The Greener

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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 before we

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NYC: E-Waste Recycling Day in Inwood

NYC: E-Waste Recycling Day in Inwood

Get rid of your old gadgets for free! The Lower East Side Ecology Center will host the second of five e-waste recycling drop off spots on Riverside Drive at Dyckman St. on January 9th from 10am-4pm. Bring

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