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  • The Case for Greater Power Savings in Electronics

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

    From the International Energy Agency (IEA):
    IEA expects energy use by new electronic devices to triple by 2030 but sees considerable room for more efficiency
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) calls on governments to urgently implement policies to make electronic devices such as televisions, laptops and mobile phones more energy-efficient. Presenting the new IEA publication Gadgets and […]

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    A Successful E-waste Collection Campaign in Jalisco

    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

    Who says that Mexicans do not understand or care about the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) issue?
    The Mexican state of Jalisco just finished a one-month (15 December – 17 January) WEEE collection campaign organized the state environment secretariat (SEMADES) that resulted in 36.6 metric tons turned in. There would have been much more e-scrap […]

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    Getting a Handle on E-Waste Data in LAC: Argentina

    Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

    The Data Problem
    One of the key challenges in formulating a reasonable and effective policy on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is figuring out how much there is, what type of WEEE it is (different WEEE pose different hazardous material/waste management challenges), and what is happening to it […]

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    Puerto Rico to Regulate E-waste?

    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

    A Temas Note: As you know, The Temas Blog is first and foremost about Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Is Puerto Rico (PR) part of LAC? Many don’t include it in their classification of LAC because of its ties to the US. Others do, citing its geographic location and its sociocultural […]

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    PAC’ing Brazil: Overview & Environmental Licensing

    Friday, March 2nd, 2007

    If you are not resident in Brazil or a regular Brazil-watcher, you could be forgiven for never having heard of PAC.
    No! Not the video game character that chomped on “power pills” in order to consume brightly colored ghosts! Rather instead complex package of proposals from Lula’s Government intended to energize the Brazilian economy […]

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    Getting Toxics Out of Electronics: I Second the Motion

    Monday, October 30th, 2006

    I recently came across another blog which discussed the controversy over Greenpeace’s “toxics in laptops” report I covered in this entry and that entry here on the Temas Blog and over at Treehugger in a guest blog as well. The “Inspired Protagonist” offered what I felt was very thoughtful advice well worth contemplating by […]

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    Toxics in Electronics Redux: Greenpeace Responds

    Monday, October 30th, 2006

    As I noted here previously on the Temas Blog, a few weeks back Treehugger invited me to guest blog about my reservations concerning Greenpeace’s handling of its report on the testing of laptops for certain substances. My entry drew quite a few comments, including a long, detailed reply reputedly penned by the scientist who […]

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    Does This Make Me a Treehugger?

    Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

    I’ve mentioned the Treehugger website here before. While they sometimes refer to themselves as a blog, but I think they are far too polished for that moniker. I like to think of them as a sort of constantly updated web-based magazine (“e-zine”) “dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally […]

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    Judging the Electronic Firms Revisited

    Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

    Since I wrote my prior Temas blog entry on the Greenpeace “report card” on “greener electronics,” I have read a number of interesting reviews of the GP report written by other blogs. Two examples I suggest reading: Treehugger’s analysis and the debate in Dan Dilger’s “Roughly Drafted” blog on all things Apple.
    Reading these […]

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