Archive for the ‘EWaste’ category

E-Waste Debate

Posted November 21st, 2013 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

With the holiday season upon us, and noting electronics are at the top of many people’s list, I find this to be a timely discussion. Debate Question Should manufactures and retailers be required to take back all of the electronic items they sell when people are done with them?

Last post I discussed some of the ways toxins from your discarded electronic equipment are finding their way into the food supply and I’m guessing you’re checking back to find out how you can protect yourself and your family from these poisons. Well, here you go…BUY LESS STUFF! When you buy less stuff you create […]

EWaste – Part II – Fish for dinner?

Posted January 15th, 2011 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Few things better exemplify America’s possession obsession than e-waste. That’s all of our nearly instantaneously obsolete computers, cells phones, TVs, and the accessories that go with them. And don’t forget those disposable printer cartridges. The U.S. produces 3 million metric tons of this junk a year. We are second only to China at 2.3 million. […]

EWaste – Part I

Posted January 3rd, 2011 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (1).

I visited e-Recycling of California, in Hayward today hoping to garner a few circuit boards for my book. Russ Caswell was incredible. He opened my eyes to the issues around the fastest growing segment of trash today…electronic waste. In short, it’s horrific and the scary part is we have no idea what the long-term implications […]