Category Archives: Health

Why you should Think about your E Recycling Vendor’s Health & Safety Record

Every company is bound by the environmental, health and safety regulations, a set of rules established by the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) that it must adhere to, irrespective of whether you are in a safe office environment. For e recycling companies, the health and safety of their staff can be a challenge sometimes.…
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MTN and Ericsson launch e-waste disposal campaign in Ivory Coast

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and MTN Côte d’Ivoire have today launched the campaign to drive the awareness and collection of electronic waste (e-waste) in the country. An e-waste collection station will open to the public at Sorbonne Plateu in the capital Abidjan on October 7 and will be in place for four months. A 20-foot container serves…
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E-Waste to Exceed 93.5 Million Tons Annually

The global volume of e-waste generated is expected to reach 93.5 million tons in 2016 from 41.5 million tons in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate of 17.6 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to a new report from Marketsandmarkets. e-waste recycling san jose According to a new market research report, Global E-Waste Management…
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Responsible Recycling vs Global Dumping

Responsible recycling When we drop off our old computers at an e-waste collection event, or have a recycler come and get them from our offices, we want to believe that the recycler is going to do the right thing: to reuse them if possible, and handle them in ways that are safe for workers and…
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California’s Best Labor Day Destination Ideas

California’s Best Labor Day Destination Ideas Every year, the first Monday of September is set aside as a tribute to celebrate the labor movement and all that American workers contribute to the nation…and we call that celebration Labor Day. And how do we celebrate? Well naturally, the best way to pay tribute to a long…
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Why Older Generations Didn’t Have Recycling Problems?

The Green Thing THE GREEN THING- In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day." The clerk responded, "That's our problem…
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Prison Recycling

Federal Government Runs Prison Recycling People are often surprised to learn that our federal government operates prison-based recycling plants. UNICOR, a company that is wholly-owned by the federal Department of Justice, operates several businesses within the federal prison system, including electronics recycling in seven federal prisons. Founded in 1934 as a work program to keep…
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Top 5 reasons people do and don’t recycle

Nothing boils my blood more than walking by a trash can filled with empty water bottles or a pile of paper. “Why?” I often yell as I violently shake my fists toward the sky. I understand that everybody isn’t on the same page when it comes to being eco-friendly. Yet, I still felt compelled to…
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Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living

Google’s ambitions and investments have increasingly broadened beyond its digital origins in Internet search and online advertising into the arena of physical objects: self-driving cars, Internet-connected eyeglasses, smart thermostats and a biotech venture to develop life-extending treatments. Now Google is getting into the ultimate manifestation of the messy real world: cities. The Silicon Valley giant…
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A clean power plan that makes great business sense

Delighted by President Obama’s announcement of the Clean Power Plan, a set of smart regulations intended to tackle climate change and set the US energy sector on a pathway to a cleaner future. The measures include a commitment to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent (over 2005 levels) by 2030, and are a great…
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IBM to Acquire Merge Healthcare in $1B Deal

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that Watson will gain the ability to "see" by bringing together Watson's advanced image analytics and cognitive capabilities with data and images obtained from Merge Healthcare Incorporated's (NASDAQ: MRGE) medical imaging management platform. IBM plans to acquire Merge, a leading provider of medical image handling and processing, interoperability and clinical systems…
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A Reason Civilization May Collapse…

We’re in the midst of fevered discussions about communications and security. Cybertarian campaigners want to stop collusion between corporations and governments to intercept citizen chat; attention-grabbing adolescents at Anonymous want to disrupt murderers who dislike mockery of their principal prophet and the gilt-edged grown-ups in national security services want to listen in on plans to…
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10 Reasons Pisces Are The Most Difficult People To Understand

As a Pisces, I can tell you pretty confidently that we’re a pretty tough group to read. Don’t get your panties in a bunch, though — I love myself and all my fellow Piscean friends, but you have to admit, you either have no idea what’s going on in your Pisces-friend’s head, or you are…
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10 ways to be 10% more efficient by next week

Save time, cut costs, and become a lean, mean productivity machine. We all have those moments - usually when we're still in the office after 9pm - where we start to think there must be a better way of doing things. A quicker, simpler, more efficient way. A way that makes you feel like you've…
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Screw motivation, what you need is discipline.

If you want to get anything done, there are two basic ways to get yourself to do it. The first, more popular and devastatingly wrong option is to try to motivate yourself. The second, somewhat unpopular and entirely correct choice is to cultivate discipline. This is one of these situations where adopting a different perspective immediately results…
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How to Be More Emotionally Intelligent [SlideShare]

You've probably taken an IQ test at some point in your life. But have you taken an EQ test? Measuring and improving emotional intelligence has become increasingly important in recent years as more and more research emerges on the connection between a person'sEmotional QuotientEmotional Quotient (EQ) and professional success. A study from Virginia Commonwealth University identified high emotional intelligence as a…
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These 14 Photos Capture How Polluted China Has Become, And It’s Terrifying…

From the trash-strewn Great Wall of China to oil-filled lakes, this land and its people are suffering from the effects of unsustainable industrialized living In case you haven’t heard, China has declared war on pollution, as rates of environmental toxicity are beyond tolerable and are negatively affecting its population. As reported by NationalInterest, the first thing you…
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Industry Body Calls for Gene-Editing Moratorium

Gene-editing companies say research on altering the DNA of human reproductive cells is dangerous and unethical. Officials of a biotechnology industry group have called for a voluntary moratorium on using new DNA-editing techniques to change the genetic characteristics of human embryos in laboratory research. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles about hi-tech, startups and new technologies to…
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NASA Scientist Warns “California Has One Year Of Water Left”

Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well. As our “wet” season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic drought conditions. January was…
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30 captivating facts about a biotech breakthrough

The modern biotech industry was born when Genentech, now a part of Roche (ticker: RHHBY ), was founded in 1976. Scientists at the company started a long history of innovation in 1978 by successfully expressing a human gene in bacteria that allowed them to produce human insulin. It became the first genetically engineered human medicine…
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How much arsenic in the water you drink?

Your water looks, smells and tastes fine. So why do you need to test it? It is hard to believe that water that looks, smells and tastes fine may not be safe to drink. But the truth is that 1 in 10 wells US has water that is high in arsenic. There are wells high…
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