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10 Reuse Ideas for CDs and DVDs

Making the switch to digitized music and movies can leave …

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Are Solar Panels Recyclable?

Solar power is now the fastest-growing energy source in the …

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Are Solar Panels Recyclable?

Solar power is now the fastest-growing energy source. In fact, an estimated 500,000 solar panels were installed globally every day in 2015. A typical American home requires 28 to 34 solar panels to produce 100 percent of its energy consumption. As…

Recycling Old Electronics: One Writer’s Journey

Take a minute and think about how much technology you have had throughout your lifetime. Now think about having all of that in your hands at one time. Where did all those pieces go after you were done with them? Just what happens to electronic…

Smartphone Recall: Will Samsung Consider the Earth?

Keep your seat back in the upright position, put your tray table up, switch all electronics to airplane mode, and turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7. This is the new script for airline workers now that the recently launched smartphone has been…

5 Top Tips for Recycling Old Technology

Sometimes it seems that the only thing harder to get rid of than old electronics is old couches. Television sets, desktop computers, monitors, printers, tablets and even old smartphones have a tendency to hang around, even after their usefulness…

Recycling Batteries Is Easy With The Big Green Box

When it comes to recycling, Americans are much more likely to take the green route with household items like aluminum cans and plastic bottles than they are with electronics. In fact, only 31 percent of people recycle single-use batteries, while…

Old Computer Turned Arcade Machine Delights at SXSW

At South by Southwest, the Dell Reconnect program displayed a 14-year-old computer that was transformed into an old-school arcade-style machine.

Toronto ‘Library’ Lets Locals Borrow Pricey Kitchen Gadgets

A new non-profit allows Toronto residents to borrow small and medium size kitchen appliances for short periods to experiment with new recipes and cooking techniques.

Zoos Recycle Cellphones to Save Animal Habitats

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has collected more than 60,000 cellphones, and by doing so is helping save the natural habitats of gorillas.