DIY: Convert a disposable camera into a slave flash

<img src="" />Buying a flash unit can be expensive, but here's a cheapskate alternative that will do the job, at least for

ex-Sprint and Radio Shack execs try to save the world with eRecyclingCorps

65,000 tons of mobile phone e-waste are generated every year. The bad news is, only 1% of consumers choose to recycle their headsets when they upgrade. eRecyclingCorps is working with carriers to inte

Recycling may save, but trash can power your home

If you live in Spain that is. University of Zaragoza researchers have been looking into using various forms of solid waste to generate electricity for the nation, up to as much as 7%. What is it latel

Developing countries, in race out of poverty, will produce more E-Waste

UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner gave a talk at an environment protection conference in Bali describing a growing problem among developing nations: e-waste. While places like China and India a

Videos: Machine turns office paper into toilet paper

<img src="" /> What we have here is a machine that automatically turns office paper into toilet paper. It's called White Go

Dell and Goodwill add more free computer recycling drop off sites

<img src="">Ever tried to get rid of an old, sack o’ crap computer? It's not as easy as it sounds. You can't just throw it i

DIY laptop case made out of bags

<img src="" />Love the Earth? Love plastic bags? Why not melt them together and add an old t-shirt for the lining in order

Video Review: Mode RCC-1075 all-in-one recycling center

<img src="" />The Mode All-In-One Premium Recycling Center is a recycling solution designed to help ease the burden of recycling.

We at CrunchGear salute Newsoap!

<img src="" />It's easy in these dark economic times to wallow in misery and wait for a handout from the federal government. Whatever ha

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 o

Video: E-Waste in China, a toxic industry 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

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 sta

‘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 semantic

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 p

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 dev

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 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 layin

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 stic

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

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
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