Recycling Electronics

Canada's Dumping Its Trash in Another Country's Backyard

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Something's rotten in the port of Manila -- and the stench is 100 per cent "Made in Canada." In June, 2013, 50 school bus-sized shipping containers arrived at the docks of the Philippines' capital city. Philippine media reported how port officials cracked the giant crates open to find tonnes of plastic mixed with garbage -- including dirty diapers.

Solving the CRT Recycling Problem

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Gary Shapiro

Recently, nine million pounds of cathode ray tubes (CRT) were found abandoned in Yuma, Arizona. Similar reports are becoming more common as the market...

An Eco-Fee? Bring it On!

JD Halperin | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Business
JD Halperin

The other day I bought a TV and was surprised to see on the bill a $25 eco charge. Fantastic! It's a small price to pay for the safe disposal of all the hazardous material found in television sets. But here's the thing. You have my $25 now and I don't plan to dispose of my TV for many years. What is this money doing in the mean time?

Green Or Blue Bin? Recycling Apps Do The Work For You

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2012 | Canada Living

VANCOUVER - Looking for a place to recycle your phone? Just ask it.Several cities are turning to smartphone apps to encourage tech-savvy citizens to r...

Gadget Graveyards Big Business In B.C.

CBC | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Business

All the new electronic gadgets bought for over the holidays might be good for a struggling economy, but they’re not so good for the environment if t...