Tag Archives: e-waste

Making A Difference:
Walk-Through Of Agbogbloshie E-Waste Dump Site Spreads Message About Safe Recycling

Great Forest is a proud supporter of Pure Earth, a nonprofit that works to clean up some of the world’s worst polluted communities. Our blog features regular stories about their work is Making A Difference. Recycling is a great thing.  But it has to be done properly. When improperly processed, e-waste can pollute and poison communities.  This … Continue reading Making A Difference:
Walk-Through Of Agbogbloshie E-Waste Dump Site Spreads Message About Safe Recycling

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GPS Tracks America’s E-Waste HalfWay Across The World
What Can You Do?

As noted in this blog a few months ago, with e-waste rules firmly on the books across the country, the trend now seems to be towards greater enforcement, with bigger, multi-million dollar fines being levied. Why? Perhaps because a new investigative report has found that some e-waste is still being illegally dumped rather than recycled. The nonprofit Basel … Continue reading GPS Tracks America’s E-Waste HalfWay Across The World
What Can You Do?

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Industry Trend:
Big Fines For E-Waste

With the close of the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month, many in the sustainability industry are thinking about the flip side of that showcase of the latest tech gadgets — e-waste. As reported, “a recent United Nations study shows the U.S. is the world’s biggest producer of electronic waste, … Continue reading Industry Trend:
Big Fines For E-Waste

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Great Forest Speaks With Curbed About E-Waste

Great Forest’s Director of Sustainability, Anna Dengler, was recently interviewed for an article about e-waste published in Curbed.  As noted in the piece, the problem of e-waste is growing: According to the United Nations Global E-Waste Monitor, roughly 46 million tons of e-waste was generated worldwide in 2014. Only 7.1 tons were recycled or reused, slightly more … Continue reading Great Forest Speaks With Curbed About E-Waste

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Making A Difference: Recycling E-Waste into Amazing Works of Art

These amazing works of art, many created out of e-waste, is a beautiful testament to the power and endless possibilities of recycling. They were generously donated by about 30 artists for auction at Pure Earth’s benefit ball in April. The event raised a total of over $300,000 to help make a difference in some of the world’s worst polluted places. … Continue reading Making A Difference: Recycling E-Waste into Amazing Works of Art

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Fact Sheet: E-waste and Universal waste

Regulations What You Should Do Additional Solutions How is E-Waste Recycled? How is Universal Waste Recycled? How Big is the Problem? What is E-waste? E-waste refers to electronic waste that may include working and non-working items that are obsolete or unwanted. Examples:  Computers and peripherals (monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, fax machines); televisions; small electronic equipment (VCRs, … Continue reading Fact Sheet: E-waste and Universal waste

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VIDEO: What to do with e-waste in New York (1 minute video)

Here’s a one-minute video that tells you what you can do with e-waste in New York, including the e-cycle NYC program that offers e-waste pick up from buildings, and info on over 90 retail locations in NYC where you can drop off e-waste, including Staples, Best Buy, Goodwill and the Salvation Army. In New York State, check … Continue reading VIDEO: What to do with e-waste in New York (1 minute video)

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Regulation Updates: E-Waste, Styrofoam, and more

Update: Sept. 22, 2015 – Judge strikes down NYC’s foam ban.  The city is exploring its options for reinstituting the ban, including an appeal. We will keep you updated.  New Year, New Rules Across The Country: Here are selected highlights of new and upcoming rules affecting clients across the country.  Check back for updates. 1) NY … Continue reading Regulation Updates: E-Waste, Styrofoam, and more

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How Is E-Waste Recycled? (VIDEO)

The United Nations Environment Program calls electronic waste the “fastest growing waste stream in the world.” In 2015, NYC joined a growing list of cities and states requiring the proper disposal and recycling of e-waste. A typical building generates close to one ton of e-waste every few months.  Many buildings (and homes) have tons of e-waste in … Continue reading How Is E-Waste Recycled? (VIDEO)

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How Big Is Your E-Waste “Secret”?

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  It is in your home, and in your office, lurking around in the deep dark recesses of your basement or closet – a collection of old electronics that have been stored away, taking up valuable space. Just how big is this “secret” e-waste stash that everyone has? We recently got a hint. To mark … Continue reading How Big Is Your E-Waste “Secret”?

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Making A Difference: Transforming An E-Waste Site Into A Model Recycling Center

While we work to help companies recycle e-waste responsibly in the U.S., our sister nonprofit Pure Earth is working to tackle the issue in Agbogbloshie, Ghana, the location of one of the world’s best-known e-waste dump sites. According to the EPA, about 2.37 million short tons of e-waste was discarded in the U.S. in 2009. It is … Continue reading Making A Difference: Transforming An E-Waste Site Into A Model Recycling Center

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Clearing Backlogs of E-waste – An Astonishing Amount Collected in Two Weeks

A typical building usually generates close to one ton of e-waste every few months. But an astonishing 18 tons of e-waste was collected from one building alone in the first two weeks of a new e-waste program. The building was one of over 70 facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region that had new e-waste recycling programs … Continue reading Clearing Backlogs of E-waste – An Astonishing Amount Collected in Two Weeks

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Behind The Scenes: Next Level Recycling – E-Waste

How Do You Know That Your E-Waste Is Being Properly Recycled? What happens to unwanted office computers and other electronics? While there are no federal regulations for electronic waste, there are many cities across the U.S. that have passed laws making it illegal to discard e-waste with regular trash. So how do you make sure … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: Next Level Recycling – E-Waste

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Where Does Your E-Waste End Up? (Video)

A typical building usually generates close to one ton of e-waste every few months. Because of the toxic components of many electronics, responsible recycling of e-waste is crucial. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. (Related: Clearing backlogs of e-waste) Where does your office e-waste end up? Some of the world’s e-waste is dumped in poor countries, in … Continue reading Where Does Your E-Waste End Up? (Video)

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