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 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In a time where your gadgets almost become outdated by the time you get them home, electronic waste (e-waste) is piling up in landfills.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 [...]
By Timothy Hurst on October 23, 2009
Origaudio cardboard speakers let you and your friends listen to music from your iPod without pretension or the need for additional batteries. Everyone travels with their music these days. Those white iPod earbuds are about as ubiquitous as the ears they are supposed to stay in. The problem is that sometimes you don’t want to [...]
By Derek Markham on March 5, 2009
We’re a nation of gadget lovers. Our computers and cellphones and MP3 players rapidly become outdated, obsolete, or simply not-so-cool anymore, and our consumer urge is to simply replace them instead of fixing or upgrading. The EPA estimates that 2.25 million tons of electronics were disposed of in 2007, and 80 to 85% of them [...]
By Derek Markham on January 4, 2009
Artist Stewart Webb takes high tech recycled materials from computers, electronics, industrial, and aerospace industries and transforms them into functional art. His pieces are all handmade using repurposed materials, and include clocks, sculptures, and jewelry. Any self respecting eco-geek will want to collect at least a couple of his works.