Below are links to recent news articles related to sustainable electronics. To keep up on the latest sustainable electronics news, periodically check the Sustainable Electronics Initiative web site or follow SEI on Twitter or Facebook.
- ‘E-waste’ Makes Dictionary – Along with other [weird] words: http://hobi.com/e-waste-makes-dictionary/e-waste-makes-dictionary/
- The State of Vermont became the first in the US to pass a single-use battery recycling law: http://www.mswmanagement.com/MSW/articles/25639.aspx
- Samsung has issued a public apology to workers that contracted rare cancers after exposure to chemicals at its semiconductor plants. There are reportedly plans to provide compensation to those workers or their surviving family members, though details related to that have yet to be worked out: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-14/in-samsungs-war-at-home-an-apology-to-cancer-stricken-workers?utm_content=buffer79811&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.
- Sprint is selling iPhone cases made of plastic based on waste greenhouse gases rather than petroleum: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/05/13/sprint-sells-iphone-cases-made-waste-carbon?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=greenbuzz & http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/better-solutions-one-phone-case-at-a-time-sprint-supports-new-technology-that-turns-greenhouse-gas-into-plastic.htm.
- Why Garamond Won’t Save The Government $467 Million A Year: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028436/why-garamond-wont-save-the-government-467-million-a-year
- Interpol, Norway and Switzerland aid Ghana’s fight against e-waste: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140520/interpol-norway-and-switzerland-aid-ghanas-fight-against-e-w