We post fairly often about the green and un-green sides of cosmetics; just the other day we talked about how lipstick can be chock full of lead, or how your mascara might contain mercury. But mercury isn't the only BS component we can find in mascara
(Image: Geekbrief)The battle, no doubt, will rage on for some time over which is greener, e-books or the printed stuff. A new item of evidence, however, has been submitted: a report by the Cleantech Group has concluded that in a spine-to-spine lifecycle
On the the weekend just past residents of Australia’a capital city, Canberra, emptied their car boots of 20,000 computers and televisions. All destined to be stripped down by Sims E-Waste Recycling. Because old style Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) computer
Apple remains our culture's most lauded example of great design. But could it be that the company considered to have reached the pinnacle of design is, in fact, an impostor?
The definition of good design is changing. It used
From a giant rat-eating plant to Woodstock's 40th year anniversary, a lot happened this week. General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson announced that the Chevy Volt gets a rating of 230 miles per gallon in city driving; thieves broke into the cash for
A new group wants to help eliminate toxic e-waste dumps in Africa and they've come up with an e-waste offsetting program as a solution. Could it be the next big thing in redirecting electronics to responsible recyclers,
What to do when you're stuck at a zoo all day and someone drops something shiny into your pen? Well, swallow it, naturally. The pelicans in Tauphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls last week were playing with a cell phone
Image via Greenpeace.
Greenpeace has a long history of using peaceful protest to achieve environmental victoriesA recent Treehugger poll asked if Greenpeace's tactics were an "acceptable method of communication" or not. Here's our point of view:
Going into effect on Friday, a new law in New York City mandates that manufacturers provide free, door-to-door electronics collection to city residents. In other words, manufacturers will have to make darn sure that e-waste is
NPR has an excellent report this morning on Morning Edition about the gadget repair business. According to the news report, business has doubled since the downturn in the economy. Could this mean the start of a
Last year we covered Greenpeace's report about e-waste being labeled as second hand and then dumped on Ghana for disposal. PBS has just released a video on the growing e-waste problems in Ghana - TreeHugger's Naturally
Just when I thought I knew every app available for Apple's iPhone, I stumble across Enviro-Bear 2010: Operation Hibernation. If you've been searching for a quasi-green video game for your multimedia smartphone well,
As of last year, 704.9 million cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions have been sold just in the USA since 1980, according to the EPA. 42.4% were estimated to still be in use. But when the switch to digital TV was