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The Secret Life of Cell Phones – A Project of INFORM, Inc.

Where do old cell phones and mobile devices go when you recycle them? Why should you take those phones out of your sock drawer and take them back? What toxins are in a typical cell phone? How much gold and … Continue reading

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China’s growing recycling industry

With a population of more than one billion people, China creates massive volumes of waste. But its recycling industry is also growing fast, one that utilises not only its own rubbish but that of other countries as well. It is the world’s … Continue reading

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Eco warrior’s Pacific journey shows how ‘dumb plastic’ is killing our seas

David de Rothschild set out on a mammoth ocean crossing aboard his recycled yacht to highlight pollution of Earth’s waters – but even he was shocked by what he found. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jul/11/plastiki-rothschild-plastic-bottle-catamaran

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Overconsumption is costing us the earth and human happiness

Story of Stuff creator Annie Leonard’s new book examines the high price of the western world’s obession with all things material. If you really want to understand a country, a society, or even a civilization, don’t turn to its national … Continue reading

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