e-Waste

In the New York Times, a former Wall Street banker begins a deep and emotional piece on wealth addiction with the following confession: In my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn’t big enough. I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts...
01/22/2014
Blog
Amid all the headlines about retail profits and consumer confidence this holiday season, far less attention has been paid to the huge volumes of waste generated by skyrocketing sales and rapid turnover in high-tech electronics. In contrast to other waste streams such as industrial effluents and air...
12/19/2011
Data Byte
Amid all the headlines about technological marvels and high-tech business icons, far less attention has been paid to the huge volumes of waste generated by skyrocketing sales and rapid turnover in high-tech electronics. In contrast to other waste streams such as industrial effluents and air...
08/15/2011
Publication
Let's check out some numbers. There are, right this very moment, more than a billion computers worldwide. Two hundred million televisions were sold is 2009 alone. Eight million dashtop GPS units were purchased in 2008. One hundred and ten million digital cameras were sold in 2009. Apple blew out 20...
04/21/2011
News/Resource
New York, NY – On the eve of Earth Day, a new report by the policy center Demos spotlights the dangerous effects of the millions of tons of electronics that are thrown away each year by American households.  The study, entitled "Tackling High Tech Trash: The E-Waste Explosion and What We...
04/21/2011
Press Release
New York, NY — On Black Friday, a massive amount of highly polluting, future consumer electronic waste is about to be unleashed, according to a new report by the national policy center Demos. The Consumer Electronics Association says 74 percent of Americans buying gifts this holiday season...
11/22/2010
Press Release
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