Tag: electronic waste

The dark side of electronic waste recycling

– [Jim] They had a place where they’d store it right under our noses. They just thought they could get away with it forever, and they could have if it hadn’t been for those trackers. (Jim laughs) – [Reporter] Right now, you’re watching this on an electronic device. Do you ever think about where it’ll […]

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Understanding electronic waste at the University of Edinburgh

Today’s event is a workshop we’re trying to get people to think about waste. So we’ve brought in a couple of electrical appliances and we’re getting people to take them apart and have a look inside just to get some insight into the different kinds of materials that make up the components which make up […]

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How to Recycle Your Old Electronics | One Small Step | NowThis

I’m Lucy Biggers and this is One Small Step. The first step in recycling old electronics is finding a drop-off site. Many big box electronic stores like Staples & Best Buy accept old electronics but check online to be sure they take what you’re dropping off. Today, I’m heading to the 12,000 sq ft Gowanus […]

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GreenCitizen – Electronics Recycling

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the average American household has 24 electronic items This huge demand for electronics, in tandem with shorter product lives, causes America to generate an alarming amount of electronic waste also known as e-waste. 75% of e-waste in America is sent to domestic landfills. Although representing only 2% of America’s […]

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Fixing the UK’s Electronic Waste Problem

We’re consuming electronics too fast. We’re getting frustrated by them and we’re throwing them away. Electronic waste is the fastest-growing waste stream. In the UK, we estimate that we’re filling six Wembley Stadiums full of electronic waste every year. And only two of those end up in recycling facilities and safe treatment facilities like this […]

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We Transformed a Lifetime of Electronic Waste into Art (4/4)

How many lives do our electronics have? Most, get only one before being discarded, but we believe that if there was a way to showcase their potential, maybe people would think about giving them a second chance. Alright, here is the tour, set number one, circuit boards, set number two over there, completely made out […]

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