Showing posts with label Best Buy Launches E-Waste Recycling Program. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Best Buy Launches E-Waste Recycling Program. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

19 of the Greatest Ocean Heroes

See the men and women who have been on the frontlines of protecting our blue world. One will win a 2010 Heart of Green Award.By Brian Clark HowardBuzz up! 1 of 20

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Wallace J. Nichols
As David Rockefeller, Jr. recently told The Daily Green, "Ninety-five percent of environmental conservation efforts go to the land, with only five percent left for oceans. Yet 71% of the globe is covered by oceans." Seen from space, Earth is a blue marble.

To bring this concept home, sea turtle researcher and conservationist Wallace "J." Nichols, PhD started the Blue Marbles Project, a global initiative that asks participants to pass along a blue marble to someone they see expressing care for the oceans. So far 60,000 marbles have been shared, and the stories have been told via social media and other outlets. Nichols was recommended to TDG by two members of our Facebook community. He is a research associate with the California Academy of Sciences and is the founder of "We ocean lovers need to be the voice for the ocean," Nichols told TDG.
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Monday, June 2, 2008

eWaste and Best Buy

Best Buy Launches E-Waste Recycling Program
June 2, 2008 · Print This Article

Announced today Best Buy is testing a free program that will offer consumers a convenient way to recycle their obsolescent TVs, computers and other gadgets. This is the most extensive free electronics recycling program offered by a large retailer. This is in response to all the E-Waste Best Buy has helped create over the years.

The test will inlclude 117 stores in eight states, and depending on the success of the program it may be expanded to all 922 stores nationwide. You can read further on about Best Buy and their recycling program and states involved here.

It is initiatives like above that are going to play a major role in diverting all the harmful substances in electronics from our landfills. Computer companies are also making efforts through offering services to help ensure E-waste does not make it to the dumps. Knowing that computer companies are making a conscious effort and now with the major retailers getting involved you get a feeling things are starting to head in the right direction. You can check out our page on how to recycle your electronics and the benefits involved below.

E-waste and Recycling

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