Tag: recycling

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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How To – Scrap Electronics – RAM Chips

So today we’ve got some old ram chips, what we’re going to do is process these by cutting off the gold plated pins on the end, we’ve also got a very old processor. As you can see a significant amount of pretty much pure solid gold on there. That will be processed later through heating […]

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Why I live a zero waste life | Lauren Singer | TEDxTeen

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Leonardo Silva This is all of the trash that I’ve produced in the past 3 years. When I say that, people think that I’m crazy, or that I’m lying, or they’ll ask me questions like: “Hey. So, how do you wipe your butt?” (Laughter) I live a zero waste lifestyle, and […]

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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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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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How to recover GOLD and SILVER from recycled electronics – keyboard

Hello Youtubers in today’s video I would like to show you what is inside a keyboard. So my very first assumption is that there will be a Mylar – a foil from polyethylene terephthalate which contains silver. But let’s check. Our first prey is a cable with old fashioned connector that might contain some gold […]

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Meet Homeboy Electronics Recycling | HP

Donnie: I remember how it felt the morning I came home from prison. I cried. Standing watching cars that I hadn’t seen for over 20 years. Seeing birds, it was emotional, because for so many years I wasn’t able to do that. You’re anxious because you’re out and gotta go get a job.Kabira: Homeboy Electronics […]

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Why your old phones collect in a junk drawer of sadness

Everyone has one of these. It’s like your phone graveyard and with mine they know there’s like a couple of Kindles and then iPad at least one and they’re all these like phones. And once upon a time these were like the most important things I had. And now it’s just sort of in this […]

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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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