Electronics Recycling Monthly News Roundup - Living Green Technology

As the months go by, more progress is being made in electronics recycling. Companies and consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of technology and are taking more responsibility. Keep reading for the latest and greatest in electronics recycling and e-waste news: The Guardian: Reduce, reuse, reboot: why electronic recycling must up its game The Guardian recently published an excellent piece on how consumers can pressure companies to adopt environmentally-friendly manufacturing and recycling policies, particularly with electronics. It also includes a great overview of different ways to be more environmentally-conscious and adopt a green life-style when it comes to e-waste

Seattle protestors build massive wall of cups to protest Starbucks recycling policy

Stand.earth, a Bellingham-based group, used almost 10,000 cups to build a giant monster and wall in Sodo to protest Starbucks' alleged lack of environmentally-friendly cups. "(Starbucks) uses 8,000 cups a minute, every minute of every day of every year. Eight-thousand cups are going in the landfill because in most places around the world, Starbucks cups are not recyclable,“ said Jim Ace, Corporate Campaigner at Stand.earth. According to the group, the cups are not recyclable thanks to their plastic lining, which interferes with the recycling process. Starbucks quickly fired back with a statement that read: "Contrary to what the activist group is claiming, Starbucks hot cup is recyclable in S