By Beth Buczynski on May 26, 2011
As with so many things we depend on in life, it’s important to think about the entire life cycle of our electronics, and not just the few years they spend in our possession.
By Becky Striepe on January 26, 2011
Have you guys seen the TED talk yet by Thomas Thwaites, the fellow who built a toaster from scratch? He made everything himself – from mining the ore and smelting the metal to creating molds and assembling the final piece himself. The process is fascinating, entertaining, and I think there are some great lessons here about consumption.
By Becky Striepe on January 17, 2011
In a time where your gadgets almost become outdated by the time you get them home, electronic waste (e-waste) is piling up in landfills. The problems with e-waste go beyond the actual bulk, though. All of those electronics have components made of toxic substances, like arsenic and mercury, that leach into groundwater and pollute the [...]