Tag Archives: Electronics

Another Hall of Shame

Yesterday, for the first time since 1996, no players were chosen for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Many first-time nominees, including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and several others were considered reputation-damaged, steroid-tainted players. In the run-up to the vote, the New York Times noted that this years’ scurrilous Hall of Shame nominees would [...]

Electronics Eco-Label Standard Finally Passes–but it’s still far from perfect

I have to admit that it was with mixed feelings that I received the recent news that the two latest EPEAT (electronics eco-label) standards for Imaging Equipment and Televisions has finally passed!  It felt good to know that when you buy electronics you will soon have a way to identify and purchase more environmentally-friendly printers, [...]

A Big (Green) Apple? New York Lagging on Green Purchasing

Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals known to science. Banned by a United Nations treaty as one of the “Dirty Dozen” most harmful chemicals, it can cause serious health problems, including certain cancers, birth defects, dysfunctional immune and reproductive systems, greater susceptibility to disease and even diminished intelligence. So it was good news [...]

Eco-Tip of the Week: Energy Saving Tips

The average American spends over 8 hours a day looking at screens on various electronic devices. From the office, to the store, to our homes, electronic devices are everywhere, and we use them constantly. Now, we have already discussed  the mountains of e-waste that accumulate from these electronics and how devastatingly toxic they are to [...]