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GSA Enacts Landfill Ban For All Government E-scrap

By Jake Thomas, Resource Recycling March 26, 2012 – Hoping to lead by example, the Obama administration has announced a new policy that bars all federal agencies from disposing of unwanted electronics in landfills or incinerators. The directive, which was issued by the General Services Administration, instructs agencies to reuse electronics to the maximum extent […]

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Where Is Employee #5724′s Retired Computer?

Employee #: 5724 Model: Dell D620 Laptop Department: Research & Development Employee #5724’s retired laptop sat in a closet for 6 months before being bundled with a few hundred other pieces of IT equipment. Last month it was shipped off to a recycler instead of an IT Asset Disposal company that specializes in data security, […]

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Oklahoma, Meet Santa Barbara

The September issue of Scientific American magazine is about “Better, Greener, Smarter Cities”, written by David Biello. In it, he tells us about the planned city of Dongtan, on China’s Chongming Island. Although construction plans were abandoned because of lack of funds, the city was originally slated to be a state-of-the-art, eco friendly, and energy […]

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