Photo by permission of Daniel R. Blume As technology advances, I have seen more monitors, computers, televisions, and other electronic equipment left at the end of driveways or in trash cans waiting to hitch a ride to the nearest landfill. According to the EPA, only twelve percent of electronic equipment is recycled.
Photo by permission of Zonbu After I posted my article on the Zonbu Desktop Mini and Notebook, I received an email from Grégoire Gentil, CEO of Zonbu, about some questions that I still had. Just to give a short recap, the Zonbu Mini and Notebook are energy efficient, green, and affordable. The Desktop Mini […]
Some of the contents of my GreenDisk Technotrash Can Do you remember when you use to get those AOL free disks? They would come in your mail, in magazines, and even with your toilet paper. (Just kidding) Just think of how many CDs and DVDs that are produced every year and how many damaged, […]
Photo by permission of Zonbu Zonbu is ushering in a new age of computing with its affordable, energy efficient, low toxic Desktop Mini and recently added Notebook. The Company is taking a page from the cellular phone industry and offering computers at such reasonable prices with maintenance plans that make it possible for everyone to […]
Photo by permission. Founder Brett Mosley,taking apart broken iPods. Emma Lazarus said in her poem which is engraved on the pedestal of the Statute of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor,/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Although not as dramatic, Brett Mosley, founder of Buymytronics.com has taken that same philosophy and pays […]
Photo courtesy of Second Rotation, Inc Every time you open a drawer or closet, there is unused electronic equipment staring you in the face. Should you try and sell it? Then you think, that could be too much of a hassle. Perhaps you should throw it away? Who is going to want it anyway? Stress […]
Photo Courtesy of SmartHomeUSA.com With all the talk about lessening your carbon footprint, one of the suggestions is to unplug your computers, televisions, and VCRs. Even when you shut off these electrical appliances, they are still drawing power. “These ‘phantom’ loads occur in most appliances that use electricity, such as VCRs, televisions, stereos, computers, and […]