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California First in Nation to Enact Green Chemistry Program

California First in Nation to Enact Green Chemistry Program

SACRAMENTO, California, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – California will reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in consumer products and the environment under legislation signed Monday in Los Angeles by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The two bills enable the state to take more responsibility by 2011 for identifying and regulating dangerous chemicals and for analyzing safer alternatives. Governor…

Great Green Holiday Presents

Great Green Holiday Presents

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E-Waste: Tips for Recycling with a Clean Conscience

E-Waste: Tips for Recycling with a Clean Conscience

Up to 80% of the e-waste in the US is exported to impoverished companies, according to the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition [svtc.etoxics.org] (SVTC), and this is a bad thing. Toxic components are either openly burned, soaked in acid baths and dumped into rivers, or piled into mountains of e-waste for scrap recovery, where workers, including…

E-Waste: Glossary of Terms and Definition

E-Waste: Glossary of Terms and Definition

Electronic waste, known as e-waste, or even as “Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment” (“WEEE”) to some, is a big, big problem. Generally consisting of any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance — computers and peripherals, TVs, cell phones and the like are the most widely known — it is worrisome because many components of…