e-waste

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The World Economic Forum Tells Davos: Electronics Are 'the Fastest-Growing Waste Stream in the World’

"The material value of e-waste alone is worth $62.5 billion, three times more than the annual output of the world’s silver mines and more than the GDP of most countries."
Matthew Gault
1.29.19
e-waste

Target Fined $7.4 Million for Illegally Throwing E-Waste in the Trash

Target threw hazardous e-waste, as well as sensitive medical material and waste, into the trash illegally for four years.
Caroline Haskins
12.13.18
e-waste

These Post-Apocalyptic Looms Were Made From E-Waste

Weaving, in the end times.
Matthew Gault
9.6.18
videos

The Chemist Whose DIY Lasers Are Too Dangerous for YouTube

The YouTuber 'Styropyro' recycles tech to turn old parts into lightsabers and laser bazookas.
Matthew Gault
8.15.18
e-waste

Toxic Chemicals From E-Waste Are Working Their Way Into Our Food Packaging

Black plastics are notoriously hard to recycle, which has led to the introduction of toxic chemicals into consumer products using recycled black plastics.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.31.18
Fight to Repair

E-Waste Recycler Heading to Prison: 'I Live For' Recycling and Right to Repair

Eric Lundgren is facing a 15-month prison sentence for selling counterfeit Windows restore discs.
Matthew Gault
5.7.18
Micro$oft

This E-Waste Recycler Is Going to Prison for Selling Windows Restore Discs to Put on Refurbished Computers

Eric Lundgren was sentenced to 15 months in prison and a $50,000 fine for creating ‘restore disks’ to extend the life of computers using Microsoft.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.25.18
e-waste

Europe Is Smuggling its E-Waste to Nigeria Inside Used Cars

A new EPA-backed study shows that an old problem has a new twist.
Matthew Gault
4.23.18
e-waste

Watch a Tiny Manhattan Rise from Hundreds of Recycled Electronics Parts

Artist Zayd Menk made midtown from junked computers and old phones.
Samantha Cole
3.26.18
Radio Motherboard

How to Make a Video Go Viral on Facebook

The internet has turned A/B testing, catchy thumbnails, captions, and headlines into an artform.
Jason Koebler
3.14.18
e-waste

Check Out These Amazing Sculptures Made From 4,000 Pounds of Old Electronics

Benjamin Von Wong wants to raise awareness about e-waste with his hyperreal sculptures.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.5.18
MWC

Giant Art Installation Outside MWC Protests Planned Obsolescence

There's a right to repair protest in front of the world's largest cell phone conference.
Mack DeGeurin
2.28.18
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