Olympic Moments Not Going to Waste
Olympic Moments Not Going to Waste

29 July 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Games are putting the Metal to the Medal! The most successful Olympic & Paralympic athletes won’t only take home something tangible to preserve the memory in a bronze, silver or gold medal, but they’ll be helping impact the growing environmental problem of e-waste.

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On the E-Waste Case: USA Today #TechTip
On the E-Waste Case: USA Today #TechTip

31 May 2021

In an article about recycling devices and the challenges of e-waste, USA Today mentioned a good tech tip about data erasure to protect your privacy.

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More Electronics, More Data, More E-Waste
More Electronics, More Data, More E-Waste

22 April 2021

The occasion of Earth Day is a good time to reflect on how much e-waste we’re creating and its effect on our environment, health, and even our data.

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Study: Wide Array of Private Data on Secondhand Drives, a Reminder to Discard With Discretion
Study: Wide Array of Private Data on Secondhand Drives, a Reminder to Discard With Discretion

15 October 2019

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire performed a study examining secondhand hard disk drives and found they often contained data from their previous owners.

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Art Exhibit Focuses on E-Waste Data Dangers
Art Exhibit Focuses on E-Waste Data Dangers

6 June 2018

A duo of artists known as KairUs curious about private data breaches and e-waste created an exhibition of artworks entitled “Forensic Fantasies”. Highlighting some key issues and effects related to e-waste dumps in places like Ghana, a topic we’ve covered before, they look at some interesting intersections of technology, the environment, and society.

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Why There’s Still Hope for the Laptop Under Your Bed
Why There’s Still Hope for the Laptop Under Your Bed

3 May 2018

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Repeat.

As we look back on a month full of earth appreciation, common themes of recycling and waste prevention efforts prevail. A topic that experiences significantly less exposure during these conversations is the topic of e-waste recycling.

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Piling Up - Pictures give a glimpse of e-waste recycling challenges
Piling Up - Pictures give a glimpse of e-waste recycling challenges

21 October 2016

The e-waste mountains - in pictures

As the landfills pile up around the world, how safe is it for our discarded tech to end up in e-waste ‘mountains’?

This gallery of pictures from The Guardian gives a brief visual glimpse of the challenges of e-waste recycling and global efforts to reduce waste focusing on recycling operations in Guiyu, China.

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Your Data, Your Electronics, Our E-Waste
Your Data, Your Electronics, Our E-Waste

22 April 2014

On the occasion of Earth Day, we reflect on a lurking issue – E-Waste. Often underestimated in size, global technological growth also produces an amazing amount of waste annually. When you think about the amount of devices that you have gone through, from PC hard drives to cellphones, and then multiply it by your neighborhood, city, country….where do all those electronics go?

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Video: E-wasteland
Video: E-wasteland

25 July 2012

Examining e-waste in Africa, photo and video report by Sean O'Shea Used electronic devices are often discarded in the cheapest way possible to some of the world’s poorest countries. Watch a recent TV report on location in Ghana that gives a glimpse into the conditions of the scrap yard/slums that e-waste is being collected and dumped in.

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