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E-Waste Report Card: Does Your Gadget Maker Make the Grade?

John Platt, January 03, 2017

More and more electronics companies are willing to take your old items back when you're doing using them or when you buy a replacement. But just how good are those take-back programs, and does the company you're buying a new printer from even have one?

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How to Recycle Those Old VHS Tapes

John Platt, January 03, 2017

Still have a bunch of old VHS movies in your closet? Find someone who can still use them, and recycle the rest.

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Recycle Your Cell Phone, Plant a Tree

John Platt, May 03, 2013

The United Nations is currently in the middle of a project to plant 1 billion new trees, and one way they hope to accomplish their goal is to turn your old cell phone into a tree.

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Who Makes the Greenest Cell Phones?

John Platt, March 14, 2011

Your tiny cell phone is a potentially giant environmental nightmare.

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The Greenest Way to Get an iPad: Buy Refurbished

John Platt, March 09, 2011

It's only about two weeks before Apple starts shipping its much-anticipated iPad 2, which is expected to sell hundreds of thousands of units in its first month. But there's a smarter, cheaper, and greener way to buy an iPad.

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The Top 10 Things to Ask When Buying 'Green' Electronics

John Platt, February 18, 2011

Picking the right device takes time, research, and money. But it also pays off in the long run.

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Target Wants to Recyle Your Old Electronics

John Platt, April 15, 2010

Looking for a place to take your old electronics for responsible recycling? Think Target. The retail giant has rolled out a major new recycling program in all of its 1,700 stores, and that can only spell good things.

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Staples Wants to Help You Recycle Your Old Printer

John Platt, March 09, 2010

Got an old printer that's ready to be replaced? Staples wants to take it off your hands, and will give you $50 toward the purchase of a new one.

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Let Toshiba Recycle Your Old Electronics

John Platt, February 23, 2010

Got an old PC or other electronic device you or your company no longer needs? Toshiba no longer just wants to sell you a replacement, they want to make it easy to recycle your old computer, too.

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Help Haiti By Donating Your Old Electronics

John Platt, January 19, 2010

Don't have much cash to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake? Your old electronics (or even your old DVDs) can do some good instead.

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