ThermaPAK's catch phrase is "Be Green. Be Cool." After testing out their product and checking out their press conference, their heat-shifting laptop pad does seem like a much greener solution for hot laptops. I was sent a sample
CES is rife with greenwashing, and one booth that made it to the miniscule and well hidden "Sustainable Planet" section is Fuji's EnviroMAX batteries. These are anything but eco-friendly and the advertising for them makes me
When you're buying a new electronics products there's lots to consider. A few years ago there was practically zero information if you wanted to make an environmentally sounder choice. The huge problems caused by the dumping of old electronics in places
CES is trying to go green in some ways - there is a minuscule "green gadgets" zone, they're making moves to green up their conference logistics, and have launched the Greener Gadgets off-shoot conference.
TerraCycle's Urban Pots are made from 100% e-waste. Using items like crushed computers and fax machines that would otherwise be destined for landfills, the organization gives them new life as a planter.
HP is offering more than just credit or a smile for returning old electronics to them. They're offering cash for tech equipment that still has some life in it. It's their HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program, and
If you received new gadgets during the holiday and are wondering what to do with your old devices, Tekserve and the Lower East Side Ecology Center are providing a solution. Gather up your old gadgets, your friends, family, and
Wondering who’s news and who’s so last year? TreeHugger’s 2008 Eco-Matrix is here to inform and entertain. If you’ve been pondering whether Al Gore is in or out, whether ethanol is still a worthy news item, or which green celebs have fallen on hard
TreeHugger has written about the growing problem of e-waste a number of times—most of the time in the context of shipping e-waste from the developed world to places with less stringent laws about how it's disposed of.
Flash drives are becoming extremely cheap, and can hold ever larger amounts of information. In 2002, I "invested" in a 128MB flash drive for $54 from Costco. Just a few months ago at the same location, I picked up a three-pack of