A mug shot of your office relic could be worth $500

Office relics, almost every office has one. No, I don’t mean your boss. But somewhere you must have tucked away a dot matrix printer, or a Pentium II desktop, a cheque numbering machine,

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

SMBs with no e-waste plan are throwing money out the window, study says

Most SMBs in Ontario are dumping their electronic castoffs instead of recycling them – and wasting valuable opportunities to save time and money for their businesses in doing so, a new survey says.A

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Christine Wong

Residents fear waste from Apple supplier’s plant causes cancer

Environmental groups in China criticized Apple on Wednesday, alleging that it is employing suppliers that are damaging the environment and threatening the lives of residents. Apple, however, maintains the company has been vigilant

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Michael Kan

Video Rewind: David Suzuki gives frank advice about e-waste

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and few Canadians have been as influential in the green movement as environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki.ITBusiness.ca had a chance to talk with Suzuki Nov. 13, 2009 about proper

Published on: April 21st, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Discarded electronics can get you into Green Living Show for free

by Nestor Arellano Have you got an old TV set lying around at home, an outdated cell phone or a computer suddenly rendered obsolete by the latest laptop of tablet device? Don’t throw

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: The hard drive crusher

What do you do with your old PCs? You can donate it to a charitable group, or sell it or you can turn it into a lampshade. Whatever you decide, security experts advise

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Dell trumps Apple on green report card

An environmental watchdog group has issued a new report card, giving Dell props for executing a program under which customers can easily return old gear for recycling by the manufacturer. Apple, which often

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Mark Sullivan

Ontario’s e-waste recycling program needs total makeover

Ontario's electronic waste recycling program is performing below par. The antidote, say experts, is a multi-pronged approach that includes incentives for proper e-waste disposal and tough penalties for defaulters. Ontario's e-waste situation is

Published on: May 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

There’s gold in e-waste

There's more reason to cheer when Olympic champions in this years Vancouver 2010 Olympics don their gold, silver or bronze medals.Apart from their exceptional sports achievements, the top-notch athletes will also be playing

Published on: March 1st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Audit: US exporting harmful e-waste to other countries

The U.S. is shipping used electronic devices containing toxic substances overseas, with little regulation and enforcement to protect people and the environment in those countries, according to a government auditor's report.Multiple U.S. electronics

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Grant Gross

More electronic companies going green, says Greenpeace

MANILA (04/09/2008) - While more IT companies are now taking significant steps toward going green, there is still a lot of work to do to protect the environment, says Greenpeace International, an environmental

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Jenalyn Rubio

Ontario IT industry eyes costs of e-waste proposal

TORONTO (04/01/2008) - A proposed e-waste recycling program that could see businesses paying a recycling fee for every PC and laptop they purchase may have noble intentions but it doesn't exactly offer an

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Kathleen Lau

The realities of green computing

More and more lately, IT vendors trumpet their electronic-waste recycling and "takeback" programs, where manufacturers accept responsibility for the full lifecycle of goods they produce. Better yet, we're told, is the rapid trend

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Nancy Weil

IBM led alliance shares eco-friendly technology with the world

A move by an alliance of global technology firms headed by IBM to share eco-friendly technology with the rest of the world could bring some benefits to smaller firms but the initiative is

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano