recycling

  • We at CrunchGear salute Newsoap!

    We at CrunchGear salute Newsoap!

    It’s easy in these dark economic times to wallow in misery and wait for a handout from the federal government. Whatever happened to that “Can Do!” American spirit that put a man on the moon, and bacon in pre-wrapped packaging? Thankfully there are some keeping the flame of invention alive, and working to make an honest buck along the way. Witness Newsoap<, bringing you… Read More

  • Plan now for dealing with holiday e-waste

    Plan now for dealing with holiday e-waste

    Chances are you’ll be replacing some tried-and-true piece of personal electronics with a newer, faster, better model. Whether it’s replacing an MP3 player with a new one, or replacing an old computer or laptop, what do you do with the old stuff? Hopefully you don’t just throw it away, especially if it still works! Read More

  • Video: E-Waste in China, a toxic industry

    http://current.com/e/76355482/en_US Current has, in its Naked China series of videos, this interesting but scary breakdown of just what happens to all those old PCs, printers, and DVD players that are obsoleted every year and binned. In a place like China, where manual labor is their most abundant natural resource, it isn’t hard to turn a profit from tearing down imported e-waste and… Read More

  • Now (well, soon) it's easy to recycle your Sharp electronics

    Now (well, soon) it's easy to recycle your Sharp electronics

    Most people aren’t going to go out of their way to recycle a TV or set of speakers. That’s why Sharp has helped set up a proper recycling program that will be up and running in several states by next month before spreading to all 50 of ‘em within the next three years. Even better is that, in addition to accepting Sharp products, the program will also accept stuff made by… Read More

  • ‘Aquaduct’ adult-sized tricycle produces clean drinking water, keeps you from tipping over

    Look at this environmentally-advanced mama jama. It’s called the Aquaduct, and though many are referring to it as a bicycle, it’s got three wheels. That, my friends, is a tricycle. Forget semantics, though, because the Aquaduct not only gets your from Point A to Point B (and occasionally Point C), but it also filters cruddy crap-water into delicious drinkable water using an… Read More

  • Japanese designers create fashion bags with recycled tires

    Japanese designers create fashion bags with recycled tires

    Tokyo-based design company Mondo Design [JP] is approaching the concept of recycling from a fresh, new angle. They produce business bags and other items with a quite unique material: used tires. The products are marketed under a special brand Mondo Design named Seal [JP], which is aimed at male customers in their 30s. Some of the bags still have the brand names, serial numbers and other… Read More

  • New technology to recover plastics from junk developed

    New technology to recover plastics from junk developed

    Mitsubishi Electric announced on Wednesday that they, as Japan’s first company, have developed a technology that makes it possible to automatically separate plastics from scrapped electronic devices [JP]. The company says that removing plastics from scrapped electronic devices is usually a complicated process due to resins getting mixed up in the shards. Using the Mitsubishi technology… Read More

  • Recycling: Inside Panasonic’s ‘Eco Technology Center’

    Panasonic’s “Eco Technology Center” sits in a little town outside of Osaka, Japan and is unique in that it’s one of the only recycling centers that has an on-site research and development lab and allows public tours. Check out the above video to see more. In Japan, the Home Appliance Recycling Law (HARL) was passed in 1998 and then fully enforced by 2001. The law calls… Read More

  • Gazelle.com makes it super easy to sell your old electronics

    Gazelle.com makes it super easy to sell your old electronics


    I doubt you guys have quite the amount of gadget clutter as those of use who accrue them for a living, but if you’ve even got half our volume of old cameras, phones, and devices in general laying around you may find Gazelle’s service helpful. Not everyone has a used computer recycler like RePC in the Northwest. And while GameStop might buy your DS and there’s always… Read More

  • Going Green: How to get rid of your gadgety crap

    Going Green: How to get rid of your gadgety crap

    I’d be willing to bet that there are very few people out there who don’t have an old Motorola StarTac in a kitchen drawer or a pale, yellowish 14-inch CRT monitor in the basement or a sticky, dusty keyboard under the bed. I’m just like you — probably worse. I have gadgets from the Reagan administration that are serving no good purpose other than to take up space in… Read More

  • EPA working closely with cellphone recycling partners

    EPA working closely with cellphone recycling partners

    It’s time to whip that old Nokia out of the closet and send it off to the recylcin’ barn because the EPA and some industry partners are ready to give you a little help. The EPA is working with AT&T, Best Buy, Dell, eBay’s Rethink initiative, HP, Intel, JVC, Lexmark, LG Electronics, Motorola, NEC Display, Nokia, Office Depot, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony… Read More

  • Sony giving away $100 for old TVs

    Sony giving away $100 for old TVs

    If you’re thinking about upgrading your POS TV with a Sony Bravia and don’t feel like putting it on CL because you’ll probably end up trading it for a pack of gum then call 1-877-439-2795 to find the closest Waste Management eCycling center. Why? Well, Sony want’s to change their polluting ass image by recycling any TV you bring in and in turn will give you a $100… Read More

  • CG Holidays 2007 Recommendation: ReProduct Greeting Cards

    CG Holidays 2007 Recommendation: ReProduct Greeting Cards

    I’m a guy. I don’t like greeting cards. But if you have lady parts and/or you really like greeting cards, here’s a way to send someone a special message while helping the environment. ReProduct cards come with a 2-way envelope. You open the card, enjoy it, and then send it back to ReProduct. Then, and I quote, “Shaw Industries then uses 100% of the cards and envelopes… Read More

  • The Truth: Recycling computers kills asians

    The Truth: Recycling computers kills asians

    You know that warm, altruistic feeling you get when you attempt to “go green” by recycling your old electronics? Turns out you’re killing people in Hong Kong and other Asian cities. That old monitor you’re recycling has poison inside of it. That doesn’t sound so bad, unless you’re the very impoverished and very unlucky guy who’s job it is to mine… Read More

  • Sony Goes Green With Recycling Program

    Sony Goes Green With Recycling Program

    If you have a fair amount of Sony product wasting away and collecting dust then get ready to clean out the closet because starting September 15 you’ll now be able to drop off your Sony goods at 75 drop-off locations. If you don’t live close enough to a recycling center then fret not because the Sony Take Back Recycling Program will eventually expand to 150 locations and the goal is… Read More

  • TheGadgetLocker Announces iPod Recycling Program

    TheGadgetLocker Announces iPod Recycling Program

    Guess what kids. TheGadgetLocker.com is now offering an iPod Recycling Program where you can dispose of your broken or aging iPod. TheGadgetLocker provides all the shipping labels, so you don’t pay a cent. Plus, you’ll receive $20 in reward points for sending in your iPod. The goal of the program is for consumers to become aware of TheGadgetLocker.com’s merchandise, while… Read More

  • Recycled Virgins

    Don’t get excited, fanboy. We’re just telling you about a new initiative from Virgin Mobile, a fairly popular MVNO amongst you youth types. It has started packaging envelopes with their new handsets with the intention of its customers using it to recycle their old handset. It’s kind of a cool idea, if people actually use it. Far from going to the dump, the phones will be… Read More