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Recycling Cell Phones: Smart Cell Phones Need a Makeover to Become Eco-Friendly

When I speak to people about recycling their cell phones and electronics, the most common objection I hear is that it’s a scam and everything gets landfilled anyway. The second most common concern, and the one that is most valid, is that these personal electronics are being sent overseas to be disassembled and have their […]
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What is the Cost-Benefit of Extended Producer Responsibility on Waste Packaging?

One of the biggest obstacles we face in reducing trash in the U.S. is waste packaging. The concept behind extended producer responsibility, or EPR, is that if manufacturers are made responsible for the end-lives of their commodities they will design those products more responsibly and with less waste. EPR is popular in other countries. Notably, […]
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