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Clearing Out My House, Horrified by Waste

Someone recently told me about an old Brahman tradition of giving everything away after 5 years.

As I’ve been clearing out my house, sorting things into boxes marked Keep, Donate & Sell, I’ve been thinking about that. 450 more words


E-waste and Corporate Responsibility

With rapid development in India, the quality of life has definitely improved. However, it has also given rise to consumerism. We Indians love our gadgets and electronics and rightly so. 484 more words

The Geek Box

Downtown e-waste collection drive this week

The Windsor Pride Community Education Centre and Computers for Kids are teaming up for the first downtown e-waste collection drive this week.

The drive kicks off on Wednesday and will continue until Sunday from 9 a.m. 125 more words


Applications open for E-waste Academy Scientists Edition 2014

Organised by the United Nations University under the aegis of the StEP Initiative, the E-waste Academy Scientists Edition (EWAS)  has over the past four editions brought together nearly 80 young researchers from around the world, looking at solving the e-waste from different disciplinary perspectives. 234 more words

Scholarly Opportunities


Agbogbloshie is a former wetland and suburb of Accra, Ghana known as a destination for legal and illegal exportation and environmental dumping of electronic waste (e-waste) from industrialized nations. 1,245 more words



Americans discard an estimated 400 million pieces of e-waste a year. It is estimated that over 80% of e-waste ends up in landfills and incinerators where it can contaminate our air, water and land. 7 more words


Interactive Visualization of the Global Flow of Electronic Waste

Earlier this year we covered Josh Lepawsky‘s work on “The changing geography of global trade in electronic discards,” which showed that while in 1996, developing countries tended to ship waste to less developed nations, over time the circulation of electronic waste has steadily moved away from that geography until developing countries are exporting to developed nations. 202 more words