Gallery: TAKEBACK MY TV: Think Before You Recycle

 

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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 begin, let’s start out by noting that there are responsible ways to recycle or decommission your old TVs and other electronics waste that you have sitting in your garage or storage closets. We’ll get there. But first – take a look at the recent TakeBack My TV campaign, brought to you by the Basel Action Network

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  3. Recycling « let&#... March 17, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    […] Take them to a special drop-off event or scrap dealer.  Odds are, the junk will then be dismantled under unsafe working conditions by prisoners or workers in developing […]

  4. Zero Energy and Green B... March 12, 2008 at 10:50 am

    […] 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 Grass. This team of forward thinking conceptual designers has envisioned a touch screen smart phone that puts complete connectivity into the hands of the mobile consumer without the social and environmental burden of e-waste. […]

  5. Inhabitat » LINC ... March 11, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    […] 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 Grass. This team of forward thinking conceptual designers has envisioned a touch screen smart phone that puts complete connectivity into the hands of the mobile consumer without the social and environmental burden of e-waste. […]

  6. FreeElectronicsRecycling January 25, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Please remeber some of us recyclers really are doing the right thing. Any one of my clients is welcome to visit our recycling facility. Where all e-waste is brought back to their raw materials and then sold for remaufactured electronics. My FREE drop off facility is located at 73 South Buchanan Cir. Pacheco CA 94553 or visit http://www.DumpMyTV.com for more information

  7. TAKEBACK MY TV: Think B... December 3, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    […] or decommission your old TVs and other electronics waste that you have sitting in your garage.read more | digg […]

  8. Bob Holness December 3, 2007 at 3:23 am

    Responding to Jess and agreeing with Jonce and Adam, and disagreeing with Fred and signing a certificate of marriage with Debbie’s sister, these elements tend to be found in ore, where they are mixed with large amounts of other minerals.

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  10. Jonce December 3, 2007 at 12:12 am

    Responding to Jess and agreeing with Adam: Its true that lead and mercury are natural elements of the earth but the problem is that these elements seep into fragile water systems poisoning them. You forgot to mention the other elements cited in the article that most e-waste consists of “cadmium, PVC, brominated flame retardant”… Tell me where there is a quarry where PVC can be dug up.

  11. Adam Davidson December 1, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    In response to the prior post from Jess: Those elements are not often found in such concentrations that may be leaching off of these sites. Furthermore, it is even less common for them to be at the surface. This article speaks of a good cause, but one that is merely a symptom of the bigger problem (addressed in the article) about manufacturer responsibility to create a cradle to cradle product.

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  14. jess November 30, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    “Lead, mercury, cadmium, PVC, brominated flame retardants are all present in aging TV sets and other electronics and can pose a serious health hazard if leaked into the environment. One old CRT TV alone can include up to 8 pounds of lead.”

    while i agree with this campaign, where do you think lead and mercury come from? they come from the planet… in a weird convoluted way thats kind of like saying you cant put dirt on dirt…

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