If end-of-life electronics are collected and recycled in a responsible manner, the metals are largely recovered. However, the plastics have been mostly land-filled or incinerated. This video shows an innovative solution that closes the loop.
Electronic and industrial waste is acceptable as long as it does not leave the industrial cycle.
Natural waste and industrial waste must be kept seperate at all times.
Have the whole "lifecycle" of a product in mind, when designing a product.
"Walmart isn't the only big box retailer making inroads in the sustainability arena. Best Buy, which released its 2010 Sustainability Report this week, has an ambitious plan to collect one billion pounds of e-waste over the next five years. It's a...
A Brooklyn social venture is making it very easy to recycle phones and iPads. Users can get an instant quote online for the value of their cell phone, then receive a pre-paid envelope or can print a prepaid shipping label, then mail it in for cash.
Kalundborg Industrial Symbiosis exhibits a network of mutually beneficial relationships between companies that turns their respective industrial bi-products into valuable resources for other partner companies-shift from ‘waste’ to ‘valuable resource'
Preserve is a Boston-based, consumer lifestyle products company that has carved out its own niche in the plastic/sustainability market. I thought we might learn from their efforts to inspire our own here in this challenge.
Tons upon tons of e-waste pile up in Africa every year. Local workers take apart equipment and burn cables for copper, releasing toxic emissions in the process. This bike is a self-contained cable recycling unit that still turns wires into profit.