Two companies caught by EPA trying to export hazardous discarded electronics to Vietnam

Two recycling companies were caught by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency trying to illegally export e-waste to Vietnam.

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Valentine’s Day gifts for Procrastinators

No matter the holiday, there will always be those who wait till the very last minute to get a gift for their special someone. Valentine’s Day is no exception.

If you still don’t have any idea what to get of just haven’t gotten anything yet, here are some suggestions that could help you stay out of the proverbial doghouse this holiday.

This cute dispenser, with a heart-felt note, can charm your special someone

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Top green columns of 2010 (Part 1)

Now that 2011 has begun, I thought it would be useful to highlight some of the most memorable columns as a way to say goodbye to the old and ring in the new.

This is the first of a two-part homage to my top picks of 2010, with a few update

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Little Known Facts About Glass and Recycling

The following is a reprint of a story by  Elizah Leigh, a respected eco-journalist and wordsmith. Posted by permission from the author.

Glass is one of our most fascinating and recyclable materials. The more you know about it, the better you’ll be able to reuse it.

RECYCLED GLASS MONTAGE Little Known Facts About Glass and Recycling

The Beer Box Pavillion – the ultimate in recycling

The BOXEL Pavilion is constructed from 2,000 beer crates

What do you do with old beer crates? Recycle them, of course.

German architecture students of the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold designed and constructed BOXEL, a pavilion made out of 2,000 beer crates that had been in use for over 10 years and had been donated by a local brewery for the project.

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Computer memory manufacturer launches a memory card take-back program

Kingston Technology – a leading manufacturer of memory products for computers and other electronics including memory modules, USB drives, SD and microSD cars – has partnered with California-based Electronic Recyclers (ERI)- the largest electronics recycler in North America – to launch the first-ever mail-back program for unwanted memory cards and other memory products.

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