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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives

Published: 
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:30pm

A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the "restore discs" he made to extend computers' lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed on Microsoft Corp. to the tune of $700,000.

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The Superfund Sites of Silicon Valley

Published: 
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:26pm

Federica Armstrong discovered when she moved to Palo Alto, Calif., that Silicon Valley is not what it seems. 

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Short on Space, Taiwan Embraces a Boom in Recycling

Published: 
Sun, 12/01/2013 - 10:55pm
Category: 
Waste

Twenty-five miles west of here on Taiwan’s rugged northwest coast, a cavernous warehouse under construction represents the new priorities for an island where the streets were once littered with piles of discarded electronics and other refuse.

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California suspends operations at Vernon battery recycler

Published: 
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:02pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Toxics regulators say Exide Technologies has been releasing hazardous waste into the soil beneath its plant because of a degraded pipeline.