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The California company has pledged to eventually get all of its 14 data centers worldwide running on renewable energy. By Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Portland Press Herald news story SAN FRANCISCO — Google is nearly doubling the amount of renewable energy feeding its massive data centers that enable more than 1 billion people to search Read More
Hot of the presses! The Story of Stuff project has just released an excellent new 7-minute film, the Story of Electronics. You may already be familiar with the Story of Stuff Project’s series of wildly popular and fun web videos that expose the hidden costs of all the consumer products we buy and toss at alarming Read More
What would you say if I told you that consumer product manufacturers are teaming up with local solid waste officials to eliminate the concept of “trash” altogether? Does that sound like an eco-pipe dream? Well, it’s not. Right here in Maine, electronics manufacturers have already set up and are financing collection and recycling programs for unwanted Read More
Good news for extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the United States! (i.e. manufacturer responsibility for end-of-life collection and recycling of unwanted consumer products). Yesterday, a large consortium of electronics companies formally withdrew their lawsuit challenging New York City’s EPR e-waste recycling law (which I testified in support of in 2006). While a recently passed New Read More
by the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine Today, in celebration of Environmental Health Day in the Hall of Flags at the State Capitol, Governor John Baldacci signed three bills to protect public health and the environment from mercury and lead pollution. The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, a coalition of eight Read More
Bans Disposal of Computer and Television Monitors and Calls for Agency to Plan for Statewide Collection of Hazardous Electronics NRCM News release Augusta, Maine – The Legislature has adopted a bill that bans landfilling and incineration of computer and television monitors effective January 1, 2006 and sets in motion a process to provide for collection Read More