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Must Read Piece on e-Waste and Phone Recycling

I almost missed this piece from the Times Magazine about cellphone recycling. I'm glad I didn't. It makes me very glad to see that someone is out there reclaiming all those metals.


The Belgian company Umicore is in the business

Follow-Up: Greenpeace Says Nintendo Didn't Respond to E-Waste Queries


A couple days ago, I questioned some of the methods behind the "Guide to Greener Electronics" issues by Greenpeace, pointing out what appeared to be inequities towards Nintendo (who scored a 0 out of 10) for the sake of dramatic …

Recycline Razors Made from Yogurt Cups


The "Preserve" plastic razors are made from 100% recycled plastics (in the handle), 65% of which is harvested from old Stonyfield Farm yogurt cups. If your local recycler takes #5 plastics you can drop it off there when you're done …

Greenpeace Takes Electronics Companies to Task, But Are They Fair?


I've been mulling Greenpeace's "Guide to Greener Electronics" since its release yesterday, especially its ranking of Nintendo, who scores a zero out of a possible ten. On the one hand I appreciate their attempts to hold electronics companies to high …

Perils of Electronics Recycling

Ugh. From an AP article about electronic recycling:

Most Americans think they're helping the earth when they recycle their old computers, televisions and cell phones. But chances are they're contributing to a global trade in electronic trash that endangers workers

Doggie Dooley Turns Pet Waste into Lawn Food


The "Doggie Dooley" is a "miniature septic tank" for your dog's special presents. A galvanized steel bucket with a plastic top, the Doogie Dooley is placed in a hole in your yard, filled with waste, water, and a packet of …

BioPro 190: At-Home Biodiesel Production


Toolmonger has discovered this killer biodiesel machine that's small enough to be used at home and runs on regular household 110-volt power. It costs $7,500 and requires you keep methanol and sulfuric acid on hard (and source oil, of course), …