Help Fort McMurray wildfire victims by donating your old tech gear

It's been two months since 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray, Alta. faced a mandatory evacuation as wildfires threatened to burn through the city. It precipitated the largest aid response to a disaster in

Published on: June 30th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your old cellphone

Just in time for Earth Day, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is reminding Canadians to recycle their old cell phones, by releasing a report that indicates nearly half still have at least

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Ontario gets low marks on e-waste program scorecard

Ontario's e-waste program may not be giving the province's residents the biggest bang for their bucks, according to a report to be presented at a global conference starting tomorrow in Montreal.The study compares

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New leader takes over Ontario’s e-waste program

A new leader has been named to take over Ontario's troubled e-waste recycling program, which has been stung by critics' claims of wasting taxpayer dollars itself.Jonathan Spencer is the new executive director of

Published on: April 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Head of ‘costly and cumbersome’ e-waste program quits

The head of Ontario's e-waste program has left the heavily scrutinizedagency for another job, a move that could give the program a cleanslate to make much needed changes, critics say. Carol Hochu has

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

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

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by Nestor Arellano Have you got an old TV set lying around at home, an outdated cell phone or a computer suddenly rendered obsolete by the latest laptop of tablet device?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

How to sell your old gadgets for the best possible price

It's not your fault they keep making faster processors, slicker smartphones, and bigger TVs. You didn't ask them to invent an HD camcorder that fits in your pocket. The important part is, they

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Patrick Miller

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

New things people are doing with their old Macs

For some people, deconstructing a computer can lead to a tangled mess of wires. Yet others are finding that by rewiring or recycling their Macs they're stumbling upon some very creative projects. More

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Ashley Laurel Wilson

HP gives new life to used printer cartridges

Hewlett-Packard is boosting its effort to effectively recycle used inkjet printer cartridges, Wednesday introducing a new process that manufactures new cartridges from recycled cartridges that are separated and rebuilt from scratch.The "closed loop"

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Agam Shah

Laptop bags from the scrap heap

After hurting the environment by drinking coffee from plastic cups for many years, buying an eco-friendly laptop bag seems like a path to redemption. While searching, I came across bags made from coconuts,

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Agam Shah

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

Lenovo top, Apple bottom in green IT ranking

Greenpeace has published its latest "green ranking" of the world's biggest electronics companies and the results might surprise you.The international environmental organization placed China's Lenovo Group Ltd. at the top of the list,

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Martyn Williams