electronics recycling

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
Right to Repair

Samsung Made a Bitcoin Mining Rig Out of 40 Old Galaxy S5s

Samsung's new "upcycling" initiative will allow you to put a completely new operating system on your old phones to give them new life.
Matthew Gault
10.27.17
RIP

Apple Forces Recyclers to Shred All iPhones and MacBooks

Documents obtained by Motherboard: "No reuse. No parts harvesting. No resale."
Jason Koebler
4.20.17
pluspluspodcast

Inside the Warehouses Where Our Old CRT TVs Go to Die

pluspluspodcast takes you inside America's CRT crisis.
Jason Koebler
3.10.17
Toxic TVs

America's Television Graveyards

How millions of old CRT televisions have wound up abandoned in warehouses all over the country.
Jason Koebler
2.16.17
Features

A Shocking Amount of E-Waste Recycling Is a Complete Sham

Secret GPS trackers show how sham e-waste recyclers profit by dumping America’s toxic garbage on developing nations.
Jason Koebler
9.20.16
Art

A Professional Computer Refurbisher Turns Broken MacBooks Into Glitch Art

Most broken LCDs look ugly. But when you repair thousands of them, sometimes they stand out.
Jason Koebler
11.10.15
africa

Europe Only Correctly Recycles 35 Percent of Its E-Waste

The other 6.2 million tonnes are dumped or exported.
Emiko Jozuka
8.30.15
Motherboard Blog

India is the Next Frontier in E-Wastelands

We all know "China is host to a number of e-waste dumping grounds":http://motherboard.vice.com/2011/5/31/your-old-laptops-are-killing-people-in-china--2, but it isn't alone. India is also being crushed under millions of tons of electronic garbage. Some...
Videodrome
1.19.12