The prize winners for the 2013 International Sustainable Electronics Competition have been announced. But in a contest that encourages young adults to re-imagine life after e-waste, everyone wins.
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E-Cycle Washington is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Created in response to the 2006 Electronic Product Recycling Act, the organization has kept 200 million pounds of electronic waste out of landfills. e-Stewards’ original Pledge of True Stewardship helped inform much of E-Cycle Washington’s policies.
The Kansas City Royals and e-Stewards recycler Vintage Tech, along with Interstate Batteries, Players for the Planet, Goodwill and Bridging the Gap hotsted an e-waste recycling drive on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. The two day event welcomed over 500 area residents to Kauffman Stadium and Overland, Kansas, generating over 25,000 pounds.
From RT.com: The US, the world’s largest producer of e-waste, has a similar problem with recycling companies that practice illegal schemes to redirect e-waste to China.