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 […]