Tag: recycle

Old, Broken Electronics – #TossItTuesday

Last week we talked about those cute little iPods, and this week we’re talking about that fun iPod dock that was so cool because it folded flat, could go to the beach with you and then you just press the button and it popped open for you to put your iPod on – I mean!! […]

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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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Lethal Electric Arcs (MOT Jacobs ladder)

You can look, but don’t touch. These arcs of plasma are lethal enough to kill on contact! In this project we’re using an old microwave oven transformer to extract these traveling electric arcs. In a previous video, I found a microwave in my neighbors garbage can, and salvaged this iron core high voltage transformer. This […]

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EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge and the 2018 Award Winners

Hi, I’m Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. I want to take a moment to thank all of the participants in EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge. I also want to congratulate the 2018 winners. Each year, EPA recognizes leaders in the electronics industry for designing sustainable products and recycling electronics […]

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The explosive problem with recycling old electronics

-This is an old iPad nobody wants anymore. This is what happened to an old iPad that went in for recycling. Its battery exploded. Around the world, recycling centers are going up in flames. The root of the problem? Volatile lithium-ion batteries. Sealed inside more and more portable electronics, they’re contributing to a growing recycling […]

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Charity Shop Gold or Garbage? Electronics Kit and RC Mini Cooper

Hi Guys Charity Shop Gold or Garbage Went to Yate today That’s five charity shops there and bought two items both of these will require separate episodes to go through the detail so we’ll just have a quick review here and then i’ll do individual detail videos first thing out the bag a radio controlled […]

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