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Navigate the e-waste recycling landscape

Posted in e-waste, recycle on October 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

There’s more work to be done to streamline the process for recycling electronic waste.  Regulations are in the pipeline.  Manufacturers are embracing sustainability through the product life-cycle, but barriers still exist to making the recycling process easy, so that it becomes the path most traveled.  …

…   “systems for e-waste recycling vary greatly from place to place. Rules also vary depending on the kind of gadget involved. “   …

Via New York Times: Recycling Electronics.

Dell Product Packaging Shows Sustainability Progress

Posted in dell, product-packaging, recycle on September 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell shares the sustainability progress for its product packaging.  The company has reduced the size of packages and increased the amount of recycled content used to produce its packaging.  Dell’s packages are curbside recyclable.  …

…   “Dell is now 94 percent of the way to achieving its stated goal of increasing recycled content in packaging to 35 percent by 2010, a 40 percent increase over 2008 levels.

And more than half (57 percent) of Dell’s packaging materials can now be conveniently recycled by customers using their local curbside pick-up programs.

The company is aiming for that number to be 75 percent by the end of 2012.”   …

Via Dell: Sustainable Packaging Content.

Bamboo packaging is being used as a sustainable solution by Dell.

Recycle computer equipment with a green cube

Posted in computer-equipment, green-cube, recycle on May 8th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Apple MacBook Pro Family Energy Star 5 Efficiency and Sustainable Design

Posted in apple, battery, design, disposal, energy-efficiency, energy-star-5, epeat-gold, macbook, notebook-computer, recycle on June 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

MacBook Pro Sustainable Designs
Apple augments its MacBook Pro line of notebook models and lowers prices up to three hundred dollars. …

… “The industry’s greenest notebook lineup, every Mac notebook achieves EPEAT Gold status and meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, setting a new standard for environmentally friendly notebook design. Each unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. All MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models contain no brominated flame retardants and use internal cables and components that are PVC-free. The built-in battery design results in less waste and depleted batteries can be replaced for $129 or $179, which includes installation and disposal of your old battery in an environmentally responsible manner. ” …

Via Apple: MacBook Pro New Models

Dell Sustainability Leadership Ranking

Posted in alternative-energy, dell, disposal, green-power, recycle, sourcing, strategy, sustainability on May 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sustainability Ranking Index
Dell lands on top of the sustainability ranking for the information technology sector. …

… “Dell scored particularly well in renewable energy use, recycling and its integration of a sustainability strategy in its business. Dell sources about 35 percent of its U.S. energy use from green power and approximately 20 percent globally, and it offers free computer recycling to consumers worldwide. ” …

Via Dell: No. 1 in TBR Sustainability Index Benchmark

Dell e-Waste Commitment

Posted in basel-convention, dell, devices, e-waste, electronic-waste, lifecycle, recycle on May 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell commits to improvements in its electronic waste supply chain and bans for movement of e-waste to emerging countries. …

… “By expanding its definition of electronic waste to include all non-working parts or devices, irrespective of material composition, Dell aims to help prevent the unauthorized dumping of electronic waste in developing countries by requiring that equipment be tested and certified as working prior to export. ” …

Via Dell: e-Waste Policy Improvement

HP Recycling for Reusable Technology

Posted in computer-equipment, hp-hewlett-packard, landfill, recycle, refurbish, technology-managers on March 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HP enables customers to trade in their used technology for recycling. …

… “The HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program aims to reduce the amount of electronics in landfills by refurbishing technology for further use or safely recycling it. Through the program, consumers can receive cash back for their unwanted PCs, monitors, printers, digital cameras, PDAs (personal digital assistants) and smartphones of any brand. If there is no value, consumers can responsibly recycle their HP and Compaq-branded products for free. ” …

Via HP: Trade-in Program and Free Recycling for U.S. Customers

eWaste

Posted in e-waste, power-supply, recycle on March 14th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IT Asset Lifecycle Perspective

Posted in disposal, green-it-strategy, information-technology, lifecycle, recycle, reuse on February 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

PC Graveyard by Mags on Flickr
Green IT strategy should consider the full life-cycle of information technology equipment, including disposal and recycling. …

… “Or sometimes you don’t have any further use for a piece of equipment, but some other organization could really use it. These are all alternatives when deciding what to do with that old IT equipment. ” …

Via Enterprise Management Quarterly: Old IT equipment

See Where e-Waste Goes

Posted in country-china, e-waste, laptop, pc, recycle, video on November 10th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green Battery Disposal

Posted in battery, boston-power, disposal, laptop, notebook-computer, recycle, survey on October 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Boston Power sponsors survey to understand the habits of notebook users and green trends. …

… “Notebook owners have employed a range of methods to dispose of notebook computer batteries, including manufacturer-related disposal (7 percent), recycling centers (6 percent), exchanging where the replacement was purchased (6 percent) and placing in a bin at a retail outlet (5 percent). Conversely, 4 percent discarded the battery in the trash. ” …

Via Boston-Power: Greener, Better Batteries

H2O Technology

Posted in cooling-system, green-data-center, leed-certification, operations, power-consumption, practices, recycle, water on October 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

LEED data center incorporates sustainable practices in all elements of operation, from power consumption to water usage. …

… “They utilize recycled (grey) water from a local municipal water system and captured roof rainwater for landscaping, restrooms and cooling tower backup. ” …

Via Green Building Elements: Green Data Center